Originally Posted by Glenn Baglo
Actually, this is what I was referring to:
Improving Road Safety In Ontario
Province Introducing New Legislation to Keep Roads Safe
March 17, 2014 2:00 P.M. Ministry of Transportation
Ontario is introducing legislation today to help reduce collisions, injuries and fatalities on the province's roads and highways and keep them among the safest in North America.
If passed, the proposed Keeping Ontario's Roads Safe Act and supporting amendments to the Highway Traffic Act will make highways and roads safer by:
- Increasing fines for distracted driving from a range of $60 - $500 to a range of $300 - $1,000 and assigning three demerit points upon conviction
We had a proposal in IllAnnoy to double or triple traffic fines(forget which), but the panel responsible for setting fines decided that if you raise fines too high, it would start to cut revenue, so they settled on a 50% increase!
Like giving booze to an alcoholic, the state will always take as much power or money as it can, lick its chops, and look around for more!
Good Luck with your "Keeping Ontario's Coffers Full Act"
Even with $10,000 fines and jail time for DUI it is still only teetotalers who never drive drunk.
We still sell all the "DUI bicycles" I can collect, repair and deliver.