To start the tear, Ontario became the latest province to increase fines and other penalties associated with distracted driving, complete with licence suspensions.
OTA is thankful MTO extended the exemption for drivers using CBs and two-way radios but is eager to work with officials toward a final resolution on this issue.
OTA is encouraged by MTO’s announcement calling for increased fines and sanctions to help elevate pedestrian and cyclist safety.
Specific exemptions for holding and use of two-way radios (including hand-held CB radios) outlined in Ontario Reg. 366/09 are set to expire on January 1, 2018.