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2012-09-29 06:25:59 AM
Isnt that a tad bit intrusive?
 
2012-09-29 06:30:15 AM
The officer told her that ignorance of the law was not an excuse, but eventually gave her a warning and no fine was issued.

Not sure if I should be mad at subby for saying she "got an $81 ticket" when all she really got was a warning, or at the cop for backing down.
 
2012-09-29 08:11:38 AM
There's a nanny-state law that does not need to exist. Wow.
 
2012-09-29 08:33:47 AM
There's no way a sane person came up with that law.
 
2012-09-29 09:08:05 AM
So, her windscreen turned blue then?
 
2012-09-29 09:08:42 AM
Nice revenue booster. I'm surprised our government has not implemented this to get more money for pet projects and pork barrel politics.
 
2012-09-29 09:12:20 AM
That law actually makes sense in a way. You have no idea how many "free cars" i see in front of 7 11. Cars running keys in ignition totally unlocked. Its kind of a no brainer to lock your car when you park it in public.
 
2012-09-29 09:12:34 AM
It's canada... Not surprised
 
2012-09-29 09:12:59 AM
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2012-09-29 09:13:38 AM
That's baloney. I always leave my car unlocked with nothing to steal inside. Locks and windows will only keep honest people out. I can't believe a cop doesn't know that. I had my vent window broken twice before I got smart.
 
Skr
2012-09-29 09:13:46 AM
Hey I know it is frigid Canadia but how the hell does that law work with convertibles and motorcycles.
 
2012-09-29 09:15:06 AM

minoridiot: There's no way a sane person came up with that law.


Automobile insurance lobbyist?
 
2012-09-29 09:15:56 AM
You wouldn't want one of these to get in, would you?

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2012-09-29 09:17:07 AM
Its a "screw our citizens for revenue" law. Reminds me of one time when I was heading to Chicago, The Indiana police were on the highway diverting traffic , stopping people five cars at a time and giving everyone speeding tickets.
 
2012-09-29 09:17:20 AM
As someone who just replaced the slashed top on his daughter's Miata, I'm getting a kick...

We stopped locking the doors that day.
 
2012-09-29 09:19:16 AM

theresnothinglft: That law actually makes sense in a way. You have no idea how many "free cars" i see in front of 7 11. Cars running keys in ignition totally unlocked. Its kind of a no brainer to lock your car when you park it in public.


Eckyhade: That's baloney. I always leave my car unlocked with nothing to steal inside. Locks and windows will only keep honest people out. I can't believe a cop doesn't know that. I had my vent window broken twice before I got smart.


What's worse, paying for a stolen car stereo, or paying for a stolen car stereo and a broken window?

/last time the window cost more than the stereo
//also last time I locked my car
 
2012-09-29 09:19:22 AM
Canada? OMG SOSHALIST!
 
2012-09-29 09:19:50 AM

rvesco: You wouldn't want one of these to get in, would you?

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Depends on where its been.
 
2012-09-29 09:22:43 AM
Leave the windows down, that way they will not break the window while getting your iphone.
 
2012-09-29 09:23:48 AM
Im going to go out on a limb here and say that the laws reference to a vehicle being "secured" while parked is not in fact the same meaning of the word that the officer was using.

They probably mean secured as in "vehicle is secured from rolling down a hill" etc.
 
2012-09-29 09:24:49 AM
Nanaimo, BC isn't the big city.

If these people lived in Vancouver, they wouldn't be needing the police to tell them to roll up the windows and lock the car.
 
2012-09-29 09:26:17 AM

theresnothinglft: That law actually makes sense in a way. You have no idea how many "free cars" i see in front of 7 11. Cars running keys in ignition totally unlocked. Its kind of a no brainer to lock your car when you park it in public.


I guess that would depend on where your "public" is. You could walk through our local Walmart parking lot on any day and see about half the cars with the windows down and the keys in the ignition. Cars are rarely ever stolen here. There's two resaons for that. First, most folks here are honest. Secondly, everyone knows who belongs in which vehicle. If someone sees your car driving down the road, but you're not behind the wheel, they'll either follow you to find out what's up, or call the law, or both.

/Locking doors on houses is fairly rare here, too.

 
2012-09-29 09:26:26 AM
The car WAS secured because the ignition was off and keys removed.

Like a convertible.

So is Canada outlawing convertibles now?
 
2012-09-29 09:30:38 AM
www.autospies.com 

There's CN$648 in tickets sitting right there officer, go git em!
 
2012-09-29 09:31:42 AM

WorkingInParadise: As someone who just replaced the slashed top on his daughter's Miata, I'm getting a kick...

We stopped locking the doors that day.


Doesn't matter, alot of the time they will slash your top before they even try the goddamn doors. Living in Ca., I just leave it down, with the empty glove box open. I just add a hidden kill switch for the fuel pump to stop the idiot teenage joyriders.
 
2012-09-29 09:31:52 AM
That was worth watching. After the ticket, she goes to get in the car and the officer says" gosh you did not even have it locked".

Her response, why would I lock it if I had the windows down?

//A teaching moment indeed..
 
2012-09-29 09:34:03 AM
Too many advertisements...
 
2012-09-29 09:36:21 AM
When the cops don't know the law, why aren't they held to the same standard of "Ignorance is no excuse"?
 
2012-09-29 09:37:18 AM

special20: minoridiot: There's no way a sane person came up with that law.

Automobile insurance lobbyist?


Like he said: no sane person...
 
2012-09-29 09:38:00 AM
Define secure.
 
2012-09-29 09:38:48 AM

geek_mars: theresnothinglft: That law actually makes sense in a way. You have no idea how many "free cars" i see in front of 7 11. Cars running keys in ignition totally unlocked. Its kind of a no brainer to lock your car when you park it in public.

Eckyhade: That's baloney. I always leave my car unlocked with nothing to steal inside. Locks and windows will only keep honest people out. I can't believe a cop doesn't know that. I had my vent window broken twice before I got smart.

What's worse, paying for a stolen car stereo, or paying for a stolen car stereo and a broken window?

/last time the window cost more than the stereo
//also last time I locked my car


And considering so many cars nowadays have proprietary stereos, and every car has an ok stereo already, theyre just not stolen much anymore... Really, im only in my mid 20s, but i dont think i know anyone whos ever had their car stereo stolen, nobody would ever steal a factory one, and any decent one comes with a removable faceplate.

I leave nothing in my car, so i frequently leave it unlocked or the windows down, if somebody wants to steal the change in the cup holder or the french fries under the seat, they dont have to fark up my window.
 
2012-09-29 09:39:26 AM
Boo for autostart videos.
 
2012-09-29 09:42:50 AM

drewogatory: WorkingInParadise: As someone who just replaced the slashed top on his daughter's Miata, I'm getting a kick...

We stopped locking the doors that day.

Doesn't matter, alot of the time they will slash your top before they even try the goddamn doors. Living in Ca., I just leave it down, with the empty glove box open. I just add a hidden kill switch for the fuel pump to stop the idiot teenage joyriders.


1. Tried leaving the top down, car filled with dirt in a day. Additional hazard: lots of birds here.
2. Most of the idiot teenage joyriders here can't drive stick. They just need pawnable stuff to buy meth.
3. I had a kill switch on a previous car. 100% more effective than an alarm. May have to install one before she heads off to college... :)
 
2012-09-29 09:45:18 AM
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7354493/79694172#c79694172" target="_blank">Evil Mackerel</a>:</b> <i>rvesco: You wouldn't want one of these to get in, would you?

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Depends on where its been.</i>

I dunno man... that one was pretty FiNe..
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as for a BC person, I understand why the law exists... Its the same theory they use on Islamic women in the middle east. If you don't cover it up, it just opens the door for temptation/opportunity of the lower forms/members of society to act. So I see the wisdom in it, but I just don't see where it will end... Inch by inch, we will give up our rights, and inch by inch the government will reaffirm it's rights... and vice versa in the appeals court... with the only people I see getting rich (and I'm a businessman for a living, I try and pay attention to these things) are the people in the Business of Law....

As is life... If I didn't have a moral code I would have become a lawyer :)
 
2012-09-29 09:46:24 AM
FARK YOU CANADA. There's nothing inside my vehicle worth half as much as the cost of a window that some dick bag could break just to find there's nothing there to steal.
 
2012-09-29 09:46:57 AM

WorkingInParadise: drewogatory: WorkingInParadise: As someone who just replaced the slashed top on his daughter's Miata, I'm getting a kick...

We stopped locking the doors that day.

Doesn't matter, alot of the time they will slash your top before they even try the goddamn doors. Living in Ca., I just leave it down, with the empty glove box open. I just add a hidden kill switch for the fuel pump to stop the idiot teenage joyriders.

1. Tried leaving the top down, car filled with dirt in a day. Additional hazard: lots of birds here.
2. Most of the idiot teenage joyriders here can't drive stick. They just need pawnable stuff to buy meth.
3. I had a kill switch on a previous car. 100% more effective than an alarm. May have to install one before she heads off to college... :)


Yeah, dirt is a problem. I usually solve it by ripping out all the carpet, drilling a couple drain holes and putting in waterproof Wrangler seats from the junkyard. (I am a sucker for a beater convertible, obviously.)
 
2012-09-29 09:47:24 AM
Reminds me of a British police officer nicknamed "PC Shiny Buttons". He ticketed a person for littering, because they unknowingly dropped a 10 pound note on a public street. "Common Sense" should be a mandatory course at every police academy. Ignorance of the law is no excuse-- not educating the public is no excuse, either.
 
2012-09-29 09:48:53 AM
If sort of thing catches on, thieves will issue look-alike ticket/envelopes with Kentucky mailing addresses on them. No more venturing out in the balmy BC weather seeking something of value in other peoples cars.
 
2012-09-29 09:51:49 AM
What if I rigged my car with high voltage electric shock deterrent systems?
 
2012-09-29 10:05:56 AM
"Ignorance of the law is not an excuse"

We have some Supreme Court Justices that would disagree.
 
2012-09-29 10:10:59 AM
www.joeydevilla.com

A rolled up window gives you a false sense of security. Don't leave anything of value in your car.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-09-29 10:11:18 AM
The law here says it is illegal to leave a vehicle unattended on a public road "without stopping the engine of said vehicle, effectively setting the brakes thereof or making it fast, and locking and removing the key from the locking device and from the vehicle." I assume the locking device is the ignition, and does not require a vault-like exterior. The law must have been written close to a century ago before cars were secure.

Many northern cities enforce such laws in the winter because people leave their cars running while they go into a store, or while waiting in their house. Happy time for thieves.
 
2012-09-29 10:13:46 AM
I guess I won't be parking my motorcycle in Canada.
 
2012-09-29 10:13:56 AM
I don't think petty thieves could afford to live on Vancouver Island.
 
2012-09-29 10:14:19 AM
What is the penalty for having an exposed catalytic converter? I have had cats swiped from two different trucks.
 
2012-09-29 10:19:05 AM

special20: minoridiot: There's no way a sane person came up with that law.

Automobile insurance lobbyist?


It's B.C., so the insurance lobbyists are the government. ICBC.
 
2012-09-29 10:19:39 AM
justjeepsknoxville.com
Oh noes.

/wondering about motorcycles
//$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
 
2012-09-29 10:25:01 AM
Soon they'll be fining young women for dressing provocatively.
 
2012-09-29 10:25:38 AM

Eckyhade: That's baloney. I always leave my car unlocked with nothing to steal inside. Locks and windows will only keep honest people out. I can't believe a cop doesn't know that. I had my vent window broken twice before I got smart.


My buddy Travis had a similar philosophy, the retarded monkeys who broke into his car still smashed a window. Soul that to steal a few cd's, and they lacked the smarts to even test the door
 
2012-09-29 10:28:06 AM

Tainted1: Eckyhade: That's baloney. I always leave my car unlocked with nothing to steal inside. Locks and windows will only keep honest people out. I can't believe a cop doesn't know that. I had my vent window broken twice before I got smart.

My buddy Travis had a similar philosophy, the retarded monkeys who broke into his car still smashed a window. Soul that to steal a few cd's, and they lacked the smarts to even test the door


Soul? Goddamn I hate auto correct.
 
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