Don't like the fine? Don't do the crime!
June 11, 2015, Kitchener, Ontario
Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer
Ontario has updated the Highway Traffic Act. There are some significant changes increasing penalties and imposing some new rules.
- Fines for distracted driving has increased to between $300 - $1000
- Drivers must wait until pedestrians cross the road completely at school crossings AND crosswalks with pedestrian crossing devices, not just half the road.
- A 1 Metre distance rule between cars and bicycles where practical is now in effect
- Penalties for dooring cyclists have been increased
- Fines are increased for bicyclists who aren’t using lights and reflectors or reflective material
- The law clarifies mandatory reporting of unfit drivers by qualifies medical professionals.
|Posted under Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Spinal Cord Injury
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