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Old September 4th, 2010
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Thumbs down New Laws in BC Canada Sept 20..Higher tickets and inpoundments!!

New provisions in B.C.'s Motor Vehicle Act will cost excessive speeders dearly once they take effect later this month.

Starting Sept. 20, drivers caught speeding in excess of 40 kilometres over the posted speed limit can expect to pay as much as $737 for ticket, towing and storage fees up front while their vehicle is held for a mandatory seven-day impound.

Subsequent costs include a $320 ICBC driver-risk premium charge every year for three years, and three demerit points on their driving records. And that's just for first-time offenders.

Those busted for excessive speeding a second time will have their vehicles impounded for 30 days and can expect to shell out as much as $1,243 up front, plus a $370 annual driver-risk

premium each year for three years.

For third-time and subsequent excessive-speeding offences within two years, drivers will suffer a 60-day vehicle impoundment and be charged as much as $1,903 plus an additional $430 ICBC premium each year for three years.

B.C. superintendent of motor vehicles Steve Martin said Friday it's important drivers understand that these new anti-speeding measures are mandatory and not at the discretion of traffic-enforcement officers.

"You're going to be stranded on the highway," Martin warned speeders. "If they've got their family in the car and they're heading up to the Okanagan for a long weekend on the Coquihalla, they're still going to lose their car."

Martin said an average of 167 people are killed due to excessive speeds on B.C. roads every year, and that May and September are the deadliest months, with more drivers trying to make the most of their first and last long weekends of the summer.

Martin said the solicitor-general's and public safety ministry latched onto the idea of mandatory impounds for speeders after seeing positive results from similar measures in Ontario that took effect in September of 2007.

"They introduced significant fines ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 and also vehicle impoundments, and what they have seen are better road-safety outcomes as a result. In terms of fatalities per hundred thousand, Ontario leads the country in results."

Martin said that while the province will not necessarily deploy more police to crack down on speeders come Sept. 20, traffic enforcement will be fully aware of the new laws and motivated to enforce them.



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Smile thanks for the update

I just moved to Alberta from the US and I also just got my 9500ix - I hope that helps me with this new law.

Thanks and if you are around Edmonton keep in touch.

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I just moved to Alberta from the US and I also just got my 9500ix - I hope that helps me with this new law.

Thanks and if you are around Edmonton keep in touch.

JC
actually I am in Vancouver, BC.. I travel to Alberta alot, I hate getting photo radar tickets there in rental cars because I get billed for them on my credit card. Hopefully with the 9500ix, I will avoid these issues. You should watch out in Alberta, those vans are everywhere.
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actually I am in Vancouver, BC.. I travel to Alberta alot, I hate getting photo radar tickets there in rental cars because I get billed for them on my credit card. Hopefully with the 9500ix, I will avoid these issues. You should watch out in Alberta, those vans are everywhere.
If you have a 9500IX it will help lots with the photo radar concerns it picks up them really well...........

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I just moved to Alberta from the US and I also just got my 9500ix - I hope that helps me with this new law.

Thanks and if you are around Edmonton keep in touch.

JC
I live in Edmonton as well, the 9500IX with it's GPS red/speed light camera's is a great touch, also as mentioned photo radar etc. and it's ability to store false signals, I enjoy ours and I am sure you will do the same with yours.
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Cool Settings

Since we are talking about Canada, what is the best configuration for our 9500ix to use here ??

I have the SWS disable - as far I know they don't use this signal here.
I was thinking in also disable the POP and X-band but I am not sure about that.

What settings you guys use here ??
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Since we are talking about Canada, what is the best configuration for our 9500ix to use here ??

I have the SWS disable - as far I know they don't use this signal here.
I was thinking in also disable the POP and X-band but I am not sure about that.

What settings you guys use here ??
I left mine pretty much default settings. I use auto most of the time except on long highway drives where I know I am going to speed...

Works good so far..
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If you have a 9500IX it will help lots with the photo radar concerns it picks up them really well...........



I live in Edmonton as well, the 9500IX with it's GPS red/speed light camera's is a great touch, also as mentioned photo radar etc. and it's ability to store false signals, I enjoy ours and I am sure you will do the same with yours.
I do have a 9500IX, got it a few months ago, haven't had a chance to really use it in Alberta yet. I didn't bring it to Ontario on my last trip because I knew it was illegal there. Hate to lose a 600 dollar cdn toy.
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Since we are talking about Canada, what is the best configuration for our 9500ix to use here ??

I have the SWS disable - as far I know they don't use this signal here.
I was thinking in also disable the POP and X-band but I am not sure about that.

What settings you guys use here ??
You can live without SWS and POP and TRS but I would leave X on. JMO

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You can live without SWS and POP and TRS but I would leave X on. JMO

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I guess you are right, I will leave X-band on, I don't get much alerts on X's, did happen once or twice since I got my RD.

I am thinking in get the ZR4 but my car doesn't help much, is gold metalic color , or the color doesn't make difference ??

Thanks to everyone
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I guess you are right, I will leave X-band on, I don't get much alerts on X's, did happen once or twice since I got my RD.

I am thinking in get the ZR4 but my car doesn't help much, is gold metalic color , or the color doesn't make difference ??

Thanks to everyone
Which ever way you go, IE laser jammer just do some research on them OK,
I did research on most that were in my price range that is, there are a few types out there, yes it would be nice to get ones that are compatible with your unit 9500IX, but that isn't everything. (The 9500IX will work independent of other jammers as well) I have a Grey car and I did some Veil G4 on the headlights and chrome and rear lights as well, you can't believe the toning down of the reflection it does, I am really happy with the out come.
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