Welcome September

All across the Province, parents, children and educators alike are preparing for the start of a new school year.

This September, the Province is introducing changes to the Highway Traffic Act. Effective tomorrow, September 1, 2015, there will be greater fines imposed for Distracted Driving, changes to Cyclist Safety and Slow Down, Move Over changes that will now have motorists move over not only when emergency vehicles are on the side of the road, but when tow truck drivers are working on the side of the road as well.

CAA launched a website to inform the public about these changes. Please click here to view it.

The Ontario Highway Traffic Act also governs the rules of the road including School Crossings and School Crossing Guards. As you prepare for the increased traffic next week, please take this opportunity to review your policies and procedures for school crossings. OMEX Members can access information on best practices related to crossing guards and school crossing by going to Member Services > CheckPoint > Works and Waste Management > Roads & Highways > Traffic Control and Signals.

Stay safe on the roads. Keep an eye out for children and please, no texting and driving.

 

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