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Canadian receives $81 ticket for leaving her windows down in a parking lot - Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=iZw...

Tara Hill was surprised to hear that a police officer was looking for her and the reason why, she couldn't believe. She was getting a ticket for parking her car and leaving her windows rolled down.

"Your motor vehicle is unsecured. I thought what? Is someone playing a joke on me?" says Hill.

The officer was serious, she violated a motor vehicle act and Hill was getting a $81 ticket. Nanaimo RCMP's Gary O'Brien says it's the officer's discretion to issue a ticket.

"Section 192 of the Motor Vehicle Act states that a vehicle has to be secured when a vehicle is parked. That means the windows rolled down, keys in the ignition or doors unlocked, says O'Brien.

Like many, Hill was oblivious to the law. She and the RCMP officer talked about the incident and he issued her a warning, giving her an educational lesson instead of a fine.




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I wonder what the stated rationale is

If it's your own car it's absurd for someone to ticket you for not securing the vehicle. Certainly doesn't seem consistent with the words "free society".

I'm not sure that Canada

claims to be a "free society" anymore.

Not that the US can claim any superiority in
that department these days...

similar law

in NJ.

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"Section 192 of the Motor

"Section 192 of the Motor Vehicle Act states that a vehicle has to be secured when a vehicle is parked. That means the windows rolled down, keys in the ignition or doors unlocked, says O'Brien.

So wouldnt this mean that you couldnt actually get into or out of your car while its parked?

Anyway, this is one of those seldom used laws which almost never gets applied. Seeing as its in Canada, most people probably like to leave their windows up since its cold a majority of the year. Hence why its seldom used and not really known. Obviously the law probably meant unattended vehicles rather than occupied vehicles but when it was thought up, they probably didnt think something so rediculous would happen; or they really are evil.

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