Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

ACT NOW! Vulnerable road user deaths are at an all time high and it is past time that the government took action

Published on December 8, 2021

 

You are invited to our virtual Vulnerable Road Users Law (VRUL) Planning Session Thursday Dec. 9 at 6:00PM

To attend please RSVP at [email protected]

Bill 54, the Vulnerable Road Users Law if approved, would include additional penalties for any careless driver that, while breaking offenses under the Highway Traffic Act, kills or injures a pedestrian, cyclist or road worker. I am thrilled to announce the bill passed second reading and will now move on to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy for further consideration.

There is still work to do to make sure the VRUL does not get unnecessarily held up in committee and swiftly moves through the legislative process. Please join us Thursday at 6:00 when we will collectively strategize and plan to make sure this becomes law in Ontario.

This could not have happened without the support of the many road safety advocacy groups like Cycle Toronto, Friends and Families for Safe Streets, Bike Law, Walk Toronto, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Avenue Road Safety Coalition, Ontario Good Roads Association, and more. Thank you to all of you in University–Rosedale who organized with me and helped fight for safe streets. We are one step closer.

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!