Doly Begum MPP, Scarborough Southwest

Government of Ontario

Moving Ontarians Safely Act

To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

WHEREAS we're seeing an alarming rise in road accidents involving drivers who injure or kill a pedestrian, road worker or cyclist;

WHEREAS currently vulnerable road users in Ontario are not specifically protected by law. In fact, Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act allows drivers who seriously injure or kill a vulnerable road user to avoid meaningful consequences, often only facing only minimal fines;

WHEREAS this leaves the friends and families of victims unsatisfied with the lack of consequences and the government’s responses to traffic accidents that result in death or injury to their loved ones.

We the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to:

  • reduce the number of traffic fatalities and injuries to vulnerable road users;
  • create meaningful consequences that ensure responsibility and accountability for drivers who share the road with pedestrians, cyclists, road construction workers, emergency responders and other vulnerable road users;
  • allow friends and family of vulnerable road users whose death or serious injury was caused by an offending driver to have their victim impact statement heard in person in court by the driver responsible;
  • and, pass Bill 40, the Moving Ontarians Safely Act

Will you sign?