Campaign: Fair & Just Society

Fine drivers using on-ramp as passing lane

Using video technology, fine drivers who leave the normal flow of traffic and move into an on-ramp to use it as a passing lane. I realize that this practice is already illegal (passing on the right) but not enforced. I strongly believe it is a major contributor to traffic congestion, by causing a cascade effect on the nearby cars, which is detrimental to the normal flow of traffic on a congested road. By placing cameras ...more »

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Campaign: Fair & Just Society

Fine drivers with unsafe vehicles

Living in Brampton, I have seen far too many unsafe vehicles driving on our cities roads. We need to have a way to monitor, and penalize these drivers who are driving an un-safe motor vehicle. Some examples I've seen recently - brake lights burnt out (I've seen a car with all 3 out) - spare tire hanging loose, bouncing around underneath an SUV - completely bald tires - my wife was following a vehicle when they lost ...more »

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Campaign: Sustainable Communities

Municipalities should receive revenue from traffic infraction

At the moment, the revenue derived from fines imposed by municipal police for traffic infractions is directed to provincial coffers. The municipality should receive, at a minimum, the estimated cost of police officers targeting traffic infractions.

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Campaign: Jobs & Economy

High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (HOV), Cheaply

Create High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes, cheaply by converting 3rd or 4th lanes of existing 400 series highways to HOV lanes. This would massively increase the number of kilometers of such lanes at minimal cost, making the network of such lanes an extremely attractive alternative for the commuting public, increasing carpooling, reducing the number of cars on the roads, and congestion.

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Campaign: Fair & Just Society

Require driver's test to occur in municipality one resides in

I know of one person who was permitted to do their driver's test in a different county than the one they resided in due to concerns that the traffic levels would be overwhelming.

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Campaign: Fair & Just Society

Permit municipal vehicle registration tax

Those who own and operate automobiles tend to travel greater distances than those who travel by more efficient (per passenger and especially taking into account externalities) transportation and consume more road surface, but municipalities do not directly receive greater revenue from the use of the car on the road surface, unlike public transit users, while making public transit less efficient due to congestion. The ...more »

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Campaign: Fair & Just Society

Re-install photo radar on highways

Bob Rae installed photo radar on provincial highways to catch speeding vehicles, as a more efficient means of catching individuals who were breaking the law (tough on crime) compared to the use of Ontario Provincial Police officers. Mike Harris removed them.

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Campaign: Fair & Just Society

Prohibit tinted car windows

Tinted windows decrease the capacity to identify drivers of vehicles in potential crime cases. Quebec apparently vigorously enforce tinted windows regulations.

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