If passed, Bill 31, Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act legislation would make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act including:
- Increasing fines for distracted driving from its current range of $60 to $500 to a range of $300 to $1,000, assigning three demerit points upon conviction, and adding distracted driving to the existing list of novice driver conditions.
- Applying current alcohol impaired sanctions to drivers who are drug impaired.
- Introducing additional measures to address repeat offenders of alcohol impaired driving.
- Requiring drivers to wait until a pedestrian has completely crossed the road before proceeding at school crossings and pedestrian crossovers.
- Increasing fines and demerits for drivers who door cyclists, and requiring all drivers to maintain a distance of one metre when passing cyclists, where practicable.
- Helping municipalities collect unpaid fines by expanding licence plate denial for drivers who do not pay Provincial Offences Act fines.
Read more about it at :http://www.cambridgenow.ca/npps/story.cfm?nppage=3156
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