January 29, 2015

OTTAWA – In the interests of public safety, the Canada Safety Council calls on Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca to introduce a zero tolerance policy for speeding. While the ministry is currently considering a reduction in the default speed limit in cities and towns, the Canada Safety Council believes a more effective tactic would be to introduce and enforce real penalties for speeding.

 “The issue in Ontario, as we see it, is an implicit tolerance for speeding,” says Raynald Marchand, General Manager of Programs. “Currently there are no penalties for speeding five or 10 per cent over the posted limit, and drivers know that. Modern speedometers and radar speed detectors are remarkably accurate. While historically there might have been a need to add a cushion for error, today there’s just no excuse for speeding by any margin.”

Currently, driver penalties for speeding in Ontario are among the most lenient in the country. An Ontario...

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