OK, some of you already knew, but everyone I've told my story to has been almost as shocked as I was.
When we were driving along the 401 on a Sunday morning on our way to Tennesse in Setember, there were two police cars with their lights flashing, on the shoulder of the road. I slowed the car down and we started talking about the law in Alberta where you have to slow down to 60 when passing emergency vehicles or face a very hefty fine.
We passed and almost immediately were pulled over by one of the police cars. At that moment we were informed of the law in Ontario where you have to slow down (I did) and pull into the next lane when passing an emergency vehicle that is on the shoulder. (I did not.) As a result I was given a $500 ticket and lost three points. Needless to say we were all in shock. Who knew?
Well, I chose to fight the ticket, and went to court this week. The charge ended up being dismissed as the court date was changed, and I wasn't notified. The police officer wasn't there and thanks to a very nice prosecutor, I walked away without losing any money or any points. Whew!
If you want to read more on the law, Check here: http://www.canadiandriver.com/news_2008/01/08/080108-5.htm