Be prepared for more officers patrolling the highways this winter
Posted by Jon van Ekelenburg on February 5, 2012
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) plan to increase enforcement on Ontario highways this winter in response to a study of OPP statistics showing that the number of people who have died in accidents on OPP-patrolled highways this January is over double the number a year ago.
As the weather during January has shifted dramatically from day to day, the OPP is reminding drivers that they must be prepared to adjust their driving behaviours to the weather at a moment's notice, and that it is the driver's responsibility to be prepared for changing road conditions.
Restrictive Ontario Law For Truck Drivers Being Challenged
Posted by Jon van Ekelenburg on February 3, 2012
Heavy truck drivers in Ontario have undoubtedly run up against the problem of the government-mandated speed limiters on their trucks since 2009, but one driver has challenged the law and declared it a violation of his rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Gene Michaud, an Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) member in St. Catharines has testified that he believes the speed restrictions are dangerous to heavy truck drivers, particularly those operating on U.S. highways.