Doly Begum MPP, Scarborough Southwest

Government of Ontario

Moving Ontarians Safely Act

Bill 40, the Moving Ontarians Safely Actis a piece of Legislation introduced by my colleague, MPP Joel Harden and Co-Sponsored by myself and MPP's Jessica Bell, and Bhutila Karpoche that seeks to introduce new road safety measures to protect our most vulnerable road users.

Currently, drivers who kill or seriously injure pedestrians due to careless driving are charged under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act and typically walk away with small fines.

If the Moving Ontarians Safely Act is passedpenalties will apply to all driving offences under the Highway Traffic Act that result in the death or serious injury of a vulnerable road user. 

The penalties introduced by the bill include:

  • community service;

  • license suspension;

  • driver re-education;

  • requirements for culpable motorists to attend court for sentencing and to hear victim impact statements.

Vulnerable road users like cyclists, pedestrians, road workers and people who use mobility devices like walkers or wheelchairs, would all be protected by this bill.

You can show your support for Bill 40, and better protections for vulnerable road users, by using the tools below!

Sign Our Petition - Add your name and call on the Ontario Legislature to pass the Moving Ontarians Safely Act. 

Download the Petition to print here.