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Disobey Sign

Mar 30, 2022

Disobey Sign Sec 182

This section of the act, 182 (2), is appearing frequently of late as a bona fide charge to traffic offences relating to official road signage. Section 182 gives provincial and municipal governments the authority to place signs and markings on a highway to facilitate the flow of traffic and to ensure the safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians provided the signs are prescribed in the regulations of the Highway Traffic Act.

Subsection 2 goes on to state that every driver or operator of a vehicle (including bicycles) or streetcar shall obey the instructions or directions indicated on any sign legally placed on a highway.

While the actual sign that was disobeyed may not be noted on the ticket, the officer will undoubtedly make mention of it in the evidence he presents to the court.