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Need advice on legal modes of transportaion

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by HappyJR, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. HappyJR

    HappyJR TRIBE Member

    Does anyone know if it's legal to drive a horse and buggy in the city? Or are the cops the only ones allowed to have horses?

    *ps, once again, I am serious, I really want to know*
  2. djcheezwhiz

    djcheezwhiz TRIBE Member

    it's legal as long as you don't feed the horse beef burrito :D


  3. Cameron

    Cameron TRIBE Member

    it was beeforeeno!

  4. HappyJR

    HappyJR TRIBE Member

    Har Har...

    Verry funny.

    Now for a real answer.
  5. Cameron

    Cameron TRIBE Member

    I'm not sure, but does anyone know if it is legal to tansport a person by the means of a human wheel barrol?

    I'm talking in Toronto, by the way.
  6. HappyJR

    HappyJR TRIBE Member

    what's a barrol?
  7. Cameron

    Cameron TRIBE Member

    a spelling mistake.
  8. swenard

    swenard TRIBE Member

    I used to have a pick-up truck. I got pulled over once and the cop(asshole) tried to tell me that having people in the back was illegal and made my friends walk back to our camp site(sunshine) from the beach(wasaga).But, I wrote the minister of transportation when I got back and found out it wasn't illegal. It is fully legal in Ontario to ride in the back of a pick-up truck.I kept the letter in my glove box so that if it ever happened again I could call the cop a lier right to his face.But..... it never happened.

    Shawn<---hopes this helps!
  9. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

  10. HappyJR

    HappyJR TRIBE Member

    Well... If I ever do get a buggy, it'll help with knowing that it's legal to have people riding it. :p

    Thing is... Nowadays, pretty much any kind of vehicle that isn't in some way selling in to the automibile industry is illegal.

    A few years ago, a friend and I decided to build our own truck... (he was a mechanic, and knew what he was doing. He built one when he used to live in Serbia)

    but... after some investigating, we found it was illegal.

    In this case... I was just offered an oppertunity to live in a farm 1.5 hours out of Toronto (that's by car, so I'd say 3 hours out of TO by buggy). Room and Board for 20 hours of work a week... Wich isn't bad... I could do that, and still have time for some part time job up there that would cover all my extra expenses. And, I would finally get out of this godforsaken city into some place nice and good for the soul.

    But... I still need to come into Toronto to party, to throw parties, to see my friends etc... And I don't drive and don't want to.

    So... I was thinking... what about horses?

    I mean... you can get horses that are prissy and aggressive and have to be fed some kind of pre digested mush... or you can get workhorses or mules that will live off hay and oats (so you can just let them graze) or bring a bag of oats down if you're in the city.

    But... It's probably not legal. Although I have no idea how to find out.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2002
  11. R4V4G3D_SKU11S

    R4V4G3D_SKU11S TRIBE Member

    I'm pretty sure Police Horses are trained quite extensively to be able to deal with te confusion and noise of the city.

    Regardless of specific legality, I think it would be a really dumb idea to transplant a farm horse onto the shoulder of a busy expressway or downtown.
  12. SE7EN

    SE7EN TRIBE Member

    april fools? if not, this has to be one of the most unbelievable things I've ever read.

    you want to move out of the city. you don't drive, but you still want to make it into Toronto to party. and you're thinking about getting here by horse?

    dude, this is ridiculous. take a bus.

  13. swenard

    swenard TRIBE Member

    If you are going to ride a horse in. Call me so I can watch.It would be really funny.

    P.s. wear a suit of armour!
  14. AshG

    AshG Member

    you can drive a tractor, provided it has a slow moving vehicle sign on the back.
    you are allowed to drive those on any public road that has no minimum speed limit.
  15. nusty

    nusty TRIBE Member

    yeah, horse and buggy are legal on most normal streets, its only on highways (401) that you can't / would be stupid to do that.
    Come to Waterloo some weekend the menonites always have theirs out all over the place on roads with speed limits of up to 80km/h! I think you'll be ok.

    BTW sewnard: can I get a copy of that notice? I've been heckled as well.
  16. HappyJR

    HappyJR TRIBE Member

    It's only rediculous because nobody else does it.

    I remember, when I was younger an still lived in Romania (a small eastern european country) we used to see the peasants ride into town in horse and buggies... Everyone else used to laugh at them...

    Now, the same people that laughed at them slave away working for western companies to pay ungoldly prices for nike shoes and dreaming about one day having a mercedes, while they don't even have enough money to eat...

    But the peasants... They still go around with horse and buggies... And I think they're way better off.

    As for the bus... umm... no...

    Busses are more expensive then cars.

    If I''m supposed to pay at least 20 bucks for a return ticket, for a ride that I'm going to be doing several times a week... that comes to like 300 a month easy... That's like half of rent. It's not worth moving out then.

    As for taking the horse downtown, or on the highway... Of course I wouldn't do that. It'd be cruel to the poor thing. Why would I drag an animal to the places that I dont like being.

    on the other hand, down ride roads and into the suburbs... That's doable... If it's legal.

    But hey... I forgot about the mennenites... I know some people that know mennanites... maybe I should ask them about the whole situation...

    But yeah... The tractor thing is funny... In small towns, you'll see a bunch of tractors pulled up to the local pub... Cause they've all been busted for drunk driving, but you don't need a licsence to drive a tractor, so they drive to the bar with those.

    Heh... Leave it to people's ingenuity :p
  17. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    you are no longer allowed to make fun of me for not having a ride up to toronto for parties mr. i want a pony.

    or taunt me for my refusal to use buses as a means of transportation.

  18. nusty

    nusty TRIBE Member

    I will witness this for you plato.
    just looking out. :)
  19. HappyJR

    HappyJR TRIBE Member

    Hey man, when you told me how much a bus to Toronto would actually cost you, I told you I didn't blame you for never coming down here.

    Busses are expensive!
  20. AshG

    AshG Member

    i think your biggest problem would be what you would do with the horse during the day.
    where do u park it?
  21. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member

    that bald dude has the yellowest teeth ever
  22. HappyJR

    HappyJR TRIBE Member

    My parent's garage of course.

    It's warm/protected from the elements... Not too dity cause my parents don't use it for anything...

    Well... The only thing is... Someone would have to clean the place out after the horse was in there... And that someone would have to be me... :(
  23. HappyJR

    HappyJR TRIBE Member

    Wait a minute...

    Im thinking about my above reply... And... I think we've just uncovered the first flaw in my plan...

    My parents are pretentious upwardly mobile fops... They wouldn't allow my horse anywhere near their house...


  24. smilez

    smilez TRIBE Member

    hehe, I second that;)

  25. smilez

    smilez TRIBE Member


    taking care of a horse, riding it into the city, finding and maintaining the place where you keep it in the city, riding back home, and trying not to smell like a horse all seems like a lot of work. it may be worth it to take the bus.


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