Last time I checked there was NOT a hammer and sickle on our flag
The last of our "bash the MTO" series. That wasn't our intent, but wow, are some of you seriously angry at the Ontario's vehicle safety cops.
September 12, 2014 by Steve Payne
The last word on the Ministry of Transportation (Ontario) safety cops being “Vultures.” This is from John, who describes his “lovely experience with the MTO.”
“I too have unfortunately experienced these “vultures.” This was awhile ago when I found out,belatedly of course,that the MTO was given broader enforcement scope under the Highway Traffic Act. They were laying in wait, obviously not properly trained in pulling an individual over safely.
I had just pulled out of a (building) supply, reaching for my belt, an officer starts waving at me. I just assumed she was waving. Shortly there after THREE MTO vehicles pulled me over as if I had the biggest drug shipment going.
I had no idea why I was being pulled over.
I was told I had to put out my cigarette, laughable, and turn off my radio.
I repeatedly asked why I was being pulled over – to no avail.
Last time I checked there was NOT a hammer and sickle on our flag.
Suffice to say I lost my temper. My fault yes, and I walked to the site as they stripped me of plates, etc. and fined me profusely after their “safety check.”
This was just a pick-up, keep in mind. My cost to tow it home, and the tickets.
A lovely experience.”