31 Aug New Legislation to make Cycling Safer in Effect September 1
Here’s what you need to know:
The Ministry of Transportation released the set fine schedule yesterday for a variety of new rules of the road that impacts people riding bicycles across Ontario, including:
Dooring a cyclist: $365 set fine and three demerit points
Distracted driving: $490 set fine and three demerit points
Passing a cyclist: drivers must leave one metre when passing a cyclist or face a $110 set fine and two demerit points
Improper lighting of a bicycle: $110 set fine and no demerit points (cyclists are exempt from demerit point system)
This is great news for cyclists across the province. Bike Friendly will continue our work advocating for better infrastructure and for strong Vulnerable Road User laws. Sign the petition here. Support our work by joining Bike Friendly or making a donation today!