Ontario is proposing tough new legislation that would, if passed, make the province’s roads safer for all drivers.
Proposed changes to Ontario’s Graduated Licensing System would mean it would take a new driver up to 36 months to get a driver’s licence, giving them better skills and experience to drive safely.
The proposed changes also include:
- a zero blood alcohol concentration level for all drivers 21 years of age and younger
- tougher sanctions for novice drivers that increase with each violation of graduated licensing restrictions, with convictions that result in demerit points or with court-ordered suspensions
- tighter restrictions on the number of young passengers teen drivers can carry.
Other changes proposed in the bill would help keep suspended drivers off Ontario’s roads by giving police the power to immediately impound their vehicles for seven days – at the roadside.
Convicted drunk drivers and those who continue to drive without a court-ordered ignition lock would also be subject to an immediate seven-day roadside impoundment.
Download a copy of the latest Ontario Road Safety Annual Report.