Campaign: Sustainable Communities

Scrap DriveClean

The latest version of the DriveClean programme is flawed. Instead of testing the exhaust emissions, DriveClean tests the OBD11 monitor. This is causing too many failures of non-polluting vehicles. The new test can be defeated by resetting OBD prior to test on 2 visits. Scrap altogether OR return to testing emissions with probes.

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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: Jobs & Economy

Safe Lanes for Self Driving Cars/Trucks

As the technology for self driving cars is developing it will be necessary to create protected areas for the technology to be used safely, initially on long haul drives (400, 401 highways). But by working to create safe routes (where there is additional infrastructure - camera's, markings, signage, seperation from pedestrians where appropriate, wireless infrastructure etc) the intial kinks can be worked out and provide ...more »

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Campaign: Fair & Just Society

"FIltering" and "Lane-splitting" for motorcycles

http://www.laneshare.org/ http://rideapart.com/2013/01/rideapart-24-why-lane-splitting-is-awesome/ As it’s practiced in California, lane-sharing offers a way to reduce congestion by creating an additional lane for motorcyclists to use when traffic is stopped or slow moving. It conserves energy in two ways. First, it keeps the motorcyclist and other traffic, to a lesser degree, moving. A moving vehicle is more energy ...more »

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