Private Member's Bill aims to address roundabout intersections across Ontario

THORNHILL, ON, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - With the growing use of roundabouts in communities across Ontario, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) applauds the reintroduction of The Safe Roundabouts Act.  The Private Member's Bill is designed to define roundabouts in the Highway Traffic Act, and help road users effectively utilize these intersections.

"The safety of all road users - motorists, cyclists, transit users, and pedestrians - is paramount, and ensuring that motorists are properly prepared to drive on Ontario's roads is a critical component to preventing collisions, and maintaining safe roads across the province," said Elliott Silverstein, Manager of Government Relations at CAA SCO.  

This afternoon, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris will reintroduce his Private Members' Bill that was first introduced in 2012, and again in 2015.  The Bill, if passed, would require the Ministry of Transportation to hold public consultations, and conduct a study looking at various issues including lighting, speed limits and consistency of road design across the province.

As a leader and advocate for road safety and mobility, CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club which represents the interests of 2 million members. For over a century, CAA has collaborated with communities, police services and governments to help keep drivers and their families safe while travelling on our roads.

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information: Jeff LeMoine, Communications Consultant, CAA SCO jlem@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.Or Elliott Silverstein, Manager Government Relations, CAA SCO, esil@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3464, Cell: (416) 567-7203

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