||After a 3 month grace period Ontario's new hands-free law (Countering Distracted Driving and Promoting Green Transportation Act, 2009) has me into effect and the police now have the discretion to ticket offenders by way of offence notices on the side of the road. What may I use while driving? Hand-held communications and entertainment devices are not banned as long as they are used in hands free mode. What is the fine? For drivers charged by way of an offence notice the fine is $155.00 Fines for drivers who are summoned to court and are found guilty may face a fine up to $500.00 Can I use my hand-held cell phone to call for help in an emergency? Yes. Drivers may place emergency calls to the police, fire department and emergency medical services but should pull off the road, if possible, before making an emergency call. What if you are at a red light? Drivers are not permitted to use their hand-held cell phone or other device while stopped at a red light or while stopped in traffic.
||2/13/2010 12:13:11 PM
|ROAD WATCH Award - Richmond Hill ROAD WATCH
||July 13, 2009. Council and members of the Town?s ROAD WATCH Committee were formally recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) for their dedication and commitment to community safety with the 2008 Road Safety Achievement Award in the ?Volunteer? category. The Road Safety Achievement Awards were established by the Ministry of Transportation to recognize the exceptional achievements and commitment to excellence of individuals, community groups and organizations in promoting road safety at the community level. The Town of Richmond Hill ROAD WATCH Committee was recognized for their volunteer efforts in getting the message of the ROAD WATCH Program out to the residents of Richmond Hill through their active participation at key community events in 2008. Since the program went online in July of 2008 we have received 1,619 ROAD WATCH submissions.
||10/2/2009 6:07:44 PM
|New site for ROAD WATCH CANADA
||The ROAD WATCH website is now up and running and available for other ROAD WATCH programs to utilize. ROAD WATCH Canada would like to be the catalyst that influences, supports and achieves the excellence that we all strive for. The ROAD WATCH program is a community initiative started as a result of the high number of fatal vehicle collisions that occurred in the Caledon Area.
||9/1/2008 12:00:00 PM