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New Road Rules Introduced In Ontario

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015, 3:22pm


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The Government of Ontario has passed new legislation looking to make the roads safer.

The increased fines for distracted driving will jump from the current range of $60 to $500 to a range of $300 to $1,000, assigning three demerit points upon conviction, and escalating sanctions on convictions for novice drivers.

Other changes include, applying current alcohol-impaired sanctions to drivers who are drug impaired, and introducing additional measures to address repeat offenders of alcohol impaired driving.

Drivers will also have to wait until pedestrians have completely crossed the road before proceeding at school crossings and pedestrian crossovers.

They have increased fines and demerits for drivers who ‘door’ cyclists, and require all drivers to maintain a minimum distance of one-metre when passing cyclists where possible.

The new fines and measures will come into force over the coming months.

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