Media advisory Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Fairview Mall – parking lot, north-east corner, 1800 Sheppard Avenue East, Bill 31 – Making Ontario Roads Safer Kick-off
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 1:59 PM
Traffic Services: 416-808-1900
On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, Bill 31 – Making Ontario Roads Safer will come in to effect.
The Toronto Police Service, in partnership with several road-safety partners, will kick-off this event at Fairview Mall – parking lot, north-east corner, 1800 Sheppard Avenue East.
This event is a joint awareness and enforcement traffic safety effort in partnership with:
• The Minister of Transportation (MTO) – The Honourable Steven Del Duca
• Toronto Police Service (TPS) – Chief Mark Saunders
• Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) – Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair
• Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) – Mr. Elliot Silverstein
• TPS Traffic Services
• TPS 33 Division
• OPP Toronto Detachment
• OPP Highway Safety Division – Highway Enforcement Team
• CAA South Central Ontario
This event will be a one-day public awareness and enforcement safety effort focusing on drivers in the Greater Toronto Area who use cellphones or other distracting devices while operating a motor vehicle.
Approximately 40 officers will participate in this event to ensure the highest level of police visibility. Particular attention will be focused along both directions of Highway 404, from 16th Avenue in the town of Markham (Regional Municipality of York), the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway to Highway 427, as well as several major city streets (in the City of Toronto).
The new set fine for operating a motor vehicle while using or holding a handheld communication device is now $490 (up to $1,000) and a three-demerit point accumulation on the driver's licence of an individual convicted of the offence.
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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services