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New Provincial Legislation Will Make Ontario Roads Safer

October 29, 2014, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

New Ontario legislation has been introduced which proposes changes to the Highway Traffic Act. Their intention is to improve safety on Ontario roads. The changes were initially proposed in the spring but have now been reintroduced. Several key changes include:

  • Increased fines for distracted driving and adding 3 demerit points upon conviction. It will also e added as a novice driver condition.
  • Aligning the sanctions for drug impaired drivers with alcohol impaired drivers.
  • Increased sanctions for repeat offenders of impaired drivers.
  • Requiring drivers to wait until pedestrians completely cross the road at school and pedestrian crossings.
  • Establishing a 1 metre distance when passing cyclists, and increasing penalties for dooring.
  • Expanding licence plate denials for drivers who don’t pay Fines.

Read the entire press release here.

Posted under Personal Injury, Drunk Driving Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Spinal Cord Injury

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