Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

ACT NOW: Stand up for transit riders' safety

Published on September 23, 2019

Every day, streetcar operators and transit riders see drivers refusing to stop behind open streetcar doors. This behaviour continues, even though it is an offence under section 166 of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act for a driver not to stop at least two metres behind a transit vehicle.

Just last week, an individual exiting the 511 Bathurst streetcar was hit by the driver of dump truck who failed to stop behind the streetcar’s open doors.

We need better enforcement and real consequences for drivers that put the lives of transit riders at risk.

I have joined with key stakeholders to send a public letter to the Ford Government on this issue. But I need your support to push this forward.

Please fill out the form below to join me in calling on the Ford Government to work with the Toronto Transit Commission to allow safety cameras on streetcars to monitor and ticket drivers that speed past open streetcar doors.