Ontario Trial Lawyers Association supports the Ontario government's proposal for speed limiters in trucks



    TORONTO, March 25 /CNW/ - The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)
wishes to express its support for the legislation recently introduced by the
Hon. Jim Bradley, Transportation Minister, which will require large trucks to
use speed limiters allowing a maximum speed of 105 km/h.
    As lawyers representing persons injured in motor vehicle accidents and
their families, OTLA members are well aware of the devastating effect an
accident can have on the lives of injured people and their families. Injury
and death from motor vehicle accidents take a heavy toll. Measures to reduce
injury and death are welcomed.
    Statistics consistently show that injuries and fatalities are reduced
when steps are taken to reduce the speed of vehicles on the roadways. Speed
limiters should help decrease risks poised by large trucks currently traveling
in excess of 105 km/h, and correspondingly the severity of crashes that can
result.
    OTLA congratulates the Ontario government on this positive step towards
improved safety on our highways and would encourage further measures that
reduce excessive speeding on Ontario highways making our roads safer for all.





For further information:

For further information: Richard Halpern, President, Ontario Trial
Lawyers Association, (416) 868-3215, rhalpern@thomsonrogers.com

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