New Ontario rules of the road effective September 1, 2015

by | Sep 1, 2015 | Driving, Riding, RVing

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.

Distracted driving

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

Passing cyclists

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

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