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Old 08-May-2010, 08:02 PM
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Blog of a Former Police Officer

Hi everybody. My name is Simon Borys. I'm a former police officer who is now going to law school in Ontario. I write a blog entitled Simon Says where I write about issues in policing and law.

I write a lot about traffic issues and dispelling police myths, which I'm sure are topics of interest to car enthusiasts. A couple of my recent topics are "Is signalling always requried?", "Do police officers have a quote of tickets?", Is it illegal to pass on a solid yellow line?" and "Can a police officer still give you a ticket if they're not wearing their hat?"

My blog can be found at Simon Borys's Blog

Please let me know if you have any comments or any suggestions for topics you'd like to hear about. You can contact me through my blog or at [email protected]
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Some interesting information. Will surely check again later for updated posts
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... read a few things, thanks!


I'll be fighting a ticket in court soon, damn you police! lol
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thaks for sharing!
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Excellent read, thanks for sharing Simon. Welcome to TCC!
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very imformative! and welcome to the club simon!
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Thanks for your contribution to the site!

I actually copied and pasted this just incase for whatever reason your site gets shut down (hopefully not...*knocks on wood*...I really did knock on wood fyi)
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Old 14-May-2010, 11:11 PM
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Thanks for the info. How about the ever so popular "improper muffler" ticket, have any info on that type of ticket?
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Oh yes, plenty of experience That's definitely one I want to do, but I'm waiting to see if I can get my hands on a video camera so I can do a youtube blog post and show some props for it.
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Yeah all I've ever known about this **** ticket is that here in Ontario we don't have a db law, it's all under a police officer' descretion. So in all reality he choose' whether your exhaust is too loud or not which I think is complete BS. It's like saying I know you were speeding but I don't know how fast you were going, so here' a 20 over speeding ticket.
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Old 14-May-2010, 11:39 PM
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How about the very speacial "unnecessary noise" ticket that could accompany an "improper muffler" ticket?
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I just wrote an article for OntarioTicket.com, entitled Motor vehicle Lighting Laws in Ontario. It gives a full rundown of all required, restricted, and prohibited lights for motor vehicles in Ontario. If you drive a vehicle in Ontario, you should probably check this out!

Motor Vehicle Lighting Laws Simon Borys's Blog
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Are LED lights on the front of a vehicle legal in Ontario? Check out the new post on my blog for the answer.

Are LED Lights on the Front of a Vehicle Legal in Ontario? Simon Borys's Blog
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thanks! love reading these articles
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You're welcome! I love writing them
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Old 29-May-2010, 09:15 PM
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Very cool bro. I would suggest to make the blog into a RSS feed so people can easily subscribe and receive updates.
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Originally Posted by miss_jess View Post
... read a few things, thanks!


I'll be fighting a ticket in court soon, damn you police! lol
Where's the link with the details? lol
I've got a Invalid Val. Tag... Sold my car 3 days later... What a **** off.
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cool blog...cool facts and nice articles
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Where's the link with the details? lol
I've got a Invalid Val. Tag... Sold my car 3 days later... What a **** off.
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its a speeding ticket not really worth a link lol
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Old 31-May-2010, 10:03 AM
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Interesting blog, Simon. Very good read. Really clears up some of the grey area and myths about traffic offenses.

Thanks for posting this!
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