Fort Erie, ON
reply to peterboro
Re: [Rant] Why the *** are you commuting in a backhoe?
said by peterboro:Gotcha. As I said, just wanted some clarification.
Now as to the strict interpretation of my post, no you cannot affix a triangle thing to anything that does meet the definition of a motor vehicle and breach section 132 of the HTA with impunity.
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reply to Tig
said by Tig:As stated, 80 kph zone with plenty of safe opportunity with no mailbox or any other obstructions to temporarily moving onto the shoulder. Through Manotick was construction, so yes, the BH was able to keep up with the crawl of traffic. Once past the edge of town, the speed limit is back to 80 kph again with plenty of safe places to pull over. Eastbound past Manotick is not as busy as Westbound headed into it; so if he did pull over, he would have no trouble getting back on to pavement after the backlog cleared.
Impeding traffic flow with a slow moving vehicle is annoying. Weaving in and out of traffic on an SMV to avoid mailboxes etc is dangerous. Correct me if I am wrong but the posted limit for most of your route is 50 or 60 kph. If so, the backhoe added ten minutes to your travel time. Crossing the river west to east, in Manotick, during evening commute will try anyone's patience, backhoe or not.
I've been in the car and I've been in the slow moving vehicle. During the workday commute, the A holes in cars out number the A holes on SMVs by a couple orders of magnitude. I don't blame the guy for not pulling over and then taking his chances trying to get back in traffic.
If I'm holding up traffic for whatever reason at any time, I do pull over. At the same time, when I'm in a car, I don't begrudge a man some patience for what ever it takes for him to make a living.
Right before I turned off at Dosois Road there is a right turn lane into a soccer park. He could have even driven along that and at least let 4 or 5 cars pass.
No I don't begrudge a man making a living, but what about the people in that line of cars? Suppose one was a delivery vehicle on a tight schedule. No, this person was simply being an asshole who didn't give a shit about anyone. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if he knew exactly what a clog he was causing, and enjoyed it because he was a miserable nasty prick. Sure there are asshole car drivers. I would feel the same about one of them who decided to drive at 30 kph in an 80 zone.
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reply to PX Eliezer
said by PX Eliezer:Pretty sure it is covered under the HTA.
Has to be some sort of rule about not obstructing traffic to that extent.
quote:It might also be covered under by-laws as well. (local laws)
132. (1) No motor vehicle shall be driven on a highway at such a slow rate of speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic thereon except when the slow rate of speed is necessary for safe operation having regard to all the circumstances. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 132 (1).
I never really experienced this, since most people pull over OR the highway is relatively quiet and safe to pass, even then, they'll pull to the shoulder a little for more clearance.
That driver was being an ass.
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said by J E F F:As was pointed out already the backhoe does not meet the definition of "motor vehicle" under the HTA and is exempt from sec. 132.
Pretty sure it is covered under the HTA.
Fort Erie, ON
said by peterboro:Though, to the best of my understanding, if a road building vehicle it is plated it is then considered a motor vehicle, though road building vehicles are still exempt from 132 which specifically mentions that all road building equipment - including those which are plated - are exempt.
As was pointed out already the backhoe does not meet the definition of "motor vehicle" under the HTA and is exempt from sec. 132.
Gotta love the HTA.