New Ontario rules of the road effective September 1, 2015
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Effective September 1, 2015, the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario will update the rules of the road.
Current: $60 – $500 fine New: $490* fine and three demerit points; minimum 30-day suspension for novice drivers
“Dooring” of cyclists or vehicles
Current: $60 – $500 fine New: $365* fine and three demerit points
Current: None New: Drivers must leave a one-metre distance when passing cyclists or face a $110* fine and two demerit points; $180* fine and two demerit points for failing to leave a one-metre distance when passing cyclists in a community safety zone
Improper lighting on bicycle
Current: $20 set fine New: $110* fine
Slow down, move over
Current: Slow Down, Move Over for emergency vehicles stopped at roadside to assist New: Slow Down, Move Over requirement now also includes tow trucks stopped at roadside to assist; $490* fine for violation
Source: Ministry of Transportation