A few changes have been made to the driving laws such as drivers 21 or younger caught with any alcohol in their system will receive an immediate 24 hr. roadside suspension of their license, and if convicted, a $500 fine and a 30-day license suspension. Think about it!!
Drivers caught talking, texting, typing, dialing or e-mailing on a hand held phone or other hand held entertainment device are subject to a $500 fine.
Drive Clean - On a lighter note the fee for light duty vehicles and cars more than 7 years old has been eliminated. Also, the fee for repairs no longer includes diagnostic and monitor setting fees are no longer part of the limit set.
Now for one of our common gripes about drivers. When coming out of a driveway, side street or laneway, why do you look, see us coming, and then pull out in front of us, giving me a scare which hasn’t come to a heart attack yet? (the operative word being "yet")
Do a circle check before getting into your car.(this tip comes to you courtesy of Doug Annette and the Skid Control School at Oakville, Ont. www.skidcontrolschool.com)
Phone Nos. (
For all emergencies – 911
To report non-emergency incidents or bad drivers 1-800-310-1122
Or by cell phone only *677
To report unsafe driving
*OPP (*677) on
1-888-310-1122 on your Landline.
If you prefer a paper form, our forms are available at Mono Plaza and OPP at Primrose. Please use them, the life you may save could be your own or a loved one.
Don Butt is currently the Public Relations and Media Contact for the Mono Community Policing Committee. If you would like more information on anything covered in Don’s Column or would like to see a topic of public interest or safety covered; contact him here.