Here's some info members should be aware of. Today, at Nanoose Bay, LI alerted just as I was accellerating from light change (not speeding). Traffic enforcement were lit me up at approx 300 feet. I hit brakes and switched off LI but they knew I had it.
Charged as in title. LI unit stripped from car.
Ticket issued for violation of BC Section 135.1 of Motor Vehicle Act
Prohibition against obstruction of traffic light safety devices
135.1 A person commits an offence who, without lawful excuse, intentionally obstructs or otherwise interferes with the operation of a traffic light safety device, as defined in section 83.1 (1) which states:"traffic light safety device" means a traffic light safety device prescribed under subsection (8) that is capable of photographing or capturing one or more images of a motor vehicle and of accurately and simultaneously recording data related to the motor vehicle and a traffic control signal.
I think charge was intended to have been recorded as section 135 (1).
Obstruction of signal prohibited
135 (1) A person must not erect or maintain on or in view of a highway a device that purports to be, resembles or interferes with the effectiveness of a traffic control device, unless the person is authorized to do so by
(a) the minister responsible for the administration of the Transportation Act,
(b) the council of the municipality in which the device is placed, erected or maintained,
(c) the governing body of the treaty first nation in whose treaty lands the device is placed, erected or maintained, or
(d) a person duly authorized by a person or body referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c).
I'll be fighting this, but your readers should know that I was handcuffed and put in back of cruiser till cop supervisor came, and I'm out a nearly new LI from my first LI alert! Cop says LI is history. Ouch. And the ticket was for $253 which is amount I hope I won't have to pay if I lose in court not to mention the potential for points/increased insurance. Also I have order to get vehicle inspected for removal of all wiring pertaining to LI. Cop says they've seized about ten laser jammers. Comments?