Recently, the Ontario government introduced Bill 282 The Moving Ontarians More Safely Act (MOMS Act) and it's quickly moving through committee.
While the MOMS Act is a step in the right direction, the government must do more to make our roads safe for all. I am calling on the government improvements to the MOMS Act, including:
- Expanding the definition of dooring to include collisions caused by dooring. This would ensure the police also report on collisions involving people who swerve into traffic in order to avoid an open door.
- Including our Vulnerable Road Users Law so drivers who injure or kill a pedestrian, cyclist, or road worker while they are breaking the rules of the road face tougher penalties, including being required to listen to victim impact statements, license suspension, and taking a driver re-education course.
- Introducing MPP Jen French’s Bill 122, which proposes tougher penalties, including fines of up to $50,000 for those who kill or cause serious bodily harm to another while they are breaking the rules of the road.
- Technical improvements to fix the government’s new e-bike rules.
- Including MPP Marit Stiles’s “Teach the Reach” Bill in official driver education manuals so drivers learn young that they should open the driver door with their right hand so they automatically look over their shoulder for oncoming traffic.
Please fill out the form below to send a message to the Minister of Transportation, Premier Doug Ford, and your local MPP to show your support for vulnerable road users and safe roads now!