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  • Review Highway 407 ETR - Gratitude and Thanks
    like to thank Anne Hart from the Better Business Bureau for sharing her dossiers They gave us a window into the kinds of problems that 407 ETR consumers have been dealing with for a very long time Last but certainly the most important I would like to thank the members of the Ontario public who showed up to the consultations or otherwise made their views known They were helpful and

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pubs/colle407/gratitude.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Impaired Driving - Penalties
    00 PM 416 326 5300 416 325 3408 TTY 1 800 668 9938 Toll free across Canada 1 800 268 7095 TTY Toll free across Ontario Alternate formats of publications can be requested through the ServiceOntario Contact Centre at the numbers listed above Impaired Driving Previous page Next page Consequences of Drinking and Driving Consequences Test 0 05 to 0 08 BAC Warn Range Impaired Driving Conviction Impaired driving test over legal limit 0 08 BAC or refuse test 1st Time 2nd Time within 5 yrs 3rd and Subsequent within 5 yrs 1st Offence 2nd Offence 3rd and Subsequent Offence Roadside Suspension 3 days 7 days 30 days 90 days 90 days 90 days Administrative Monetary Penalty 150 150 150 150 150 150 Alcohol Education Program No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Alcohol Treatment Program No No Yes Subsequent offences include a mandatory Medical Review Yes Yes Yes Ignition Interlock Condition No No 6 months 1 year minimum 3 year minimum Lifetime 7 Day Vehicle Impoundment No No No Yes Yes Yes Minimum Jail Sentence on conviction n a n a n a No 30 days 120 days Fine on conviction n a n a n a 1000 Judge s discretion Judge s discretion Licence Suspension on conviction n a n a n a 1 year 3 years Lifetime Lifetime licence suspension is reducible to 10 years if certain conditions are met Notes ¹ Road side suspensions are separate and distinct from any charges a driver faces in court ²The Reduced Suspension with Ignition Interlock Conduct Review Program will allow eligible drivers convicted for a first time of an alcohol impaired driving offence under the Criminal Code on or after August 3 2010 to reduce their licence suspension in return for meeting specific requirements such as the mandatory installation of

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired/penalties.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Impaired Driving - Education and Treatment
    and how to complete them The remedial measures program in Ontario is Back on Track delivered by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health The three components of the remedial measures program are Assessment Education or Treatment Program and Follow Up Interview Assessment Determines the extent of the drinking and driving problem and whether an education or treatment program is the most appropriate intervention Education or Treatment Program The Education Program is eight hours in length and focuses on how alcohol and other drugs affect driving performance and safety the legal and personal consequences of an impaired driving conviction ways to avoid drinking and driving The Treatment Program is 16 hours long and helps participants to learn about and take responsibility for their alcohol and drug use and its consequences commit to ending the abuse of alcohol and drugs plan to avoid relapses and make healthier choices avoid drinking and driving Follow up Interview Six months after the completion of the Education or Treatment Program a follow up interview takes place to assess success in meeting program goals and to reinforce strategies for avoiding drinking and driving developed during the program Medical Review Individuals who provide breath samples from 0 05 to 0 08 known as the warn range more than 3 times will be required to undergo a mandatory medical evaluation They will be sent a Substance Abuse Assessment form for completion by their family physician or a physician specializing in addiction medicine The purpose of the assessment is to determine if the individual is alcohol dependent and if further intervention is required Depending on the information provided MTO may keep the individual under suspension until they fulfill the medical requirements for licensing Completing the Program Licence Reinstatement There are different requirements for individuals convicted of impaired driving and those who are suspended for repeatedly driving in the warn range Convicted impaired drivers should register immediately upon conviction as the program can take 11 months to complete Criminally convicted drivers must complete all three components of the Back On Track program before the licence suspension expires and satisfy all other requirements set by the courts in order to have their licence reinstated Drivers eligible for the Reduced Suspension with Ignition Interlock Conduct Review Program must complete the assessment component of the remedial measures program prior to early licence reinstatement More information on the remedial measures requirements of the Conduct Review Program is available here Drivers fulfilling the mandatory alcohol education or treatment program requirements as a result of a suspension for registering a BAC from 0 05 to 0 08 will have 120 days from the start of their suspension period to complete the education course and 180 days to complete the treatment course Administrative Monetary Penalty All drivers who receive an Administrative Driver Licence Suspension on or after June 15th 2007 will be required to pay a 150 Administrative Monetary Penalty prior to reinstatement The penalty can be paid by cheque or money order payable to the Minister

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired/part2.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Impaired Driving - Conduct Review Program
    application for the purposes of the Program Before successfully entering the Program eligible drivers must pay all outstanding fees and all other active suspensions must have expired or been removed An information sheet which provides an overview of the Program eligibility requirements is available here Drivers who are eligible for the Program will receive an individualized information package from MTO with information on how to meet the requirements for entry into the Program in one of two streams The package will include application instructions identify the mandatory periods of suspension and interlock installation and timelines that must be met to enter the Program To view example please click Information Letter Stream A Information Letter Stream B How Does Participation in the Program Affect the Length of Driver s Licence Suspensions and Ignition Interlock Requirements Drivers participating in the Program will be in one of two streams Drivers in Stream A will have their licence suspension period reduced to a minimum of 3 months followed by a minimum 9 month ignition interlock installation period Drivers in Stream B will have a minimum licence suspension of 6 months and a minimum interlock installation period of 12 months Drivers who are not eligible for or who choose not to participate in the Program will be subject to the standard sanctions under the Highway Traffic Act Standard HTA Sanctions for First time Offenders Reduced Suspension with Ignition Interlock Conduct Review Program Stream A Reduced Suspension with Ignition Interlock Conduct Review Program Stream B For a first offence the Criminal Code provides an absolute minimum prohibition period of 3 months which the court may increase during which a driver may not have access to the Program A Program participant s minimum ignition interlock installation period is determined in reference to the length of the driving prohibition period ordered by the Court The Criminal Code provides for a driving prohibition period of 1 to 3 years for a first time impaired driving conviction The ignition interlock installation period will not end prior to the expiry of the driving prohibition period To be able to enter the Program in Stream A drivers eligible to participate in the Program must also Enter a plea of guilty to the offence Be convicted sentenced and subject to a driving prohibition order within 90 days of the date of offence or on or before November 1 2010 even if their offence date is more than 90 days prior to the date of sentence and Successfully complete the assessment component of the required remedial measures program and establish proof of a lease agreement for an approved ignition interlock device prior to the expiry of the absolute minimum prohibition period It is recommended that drivers register for the remedial measures program immediately upon conviction and that they request an assessment at the time of registration to ensure they can complete this requirement for entry into Stream A Drivers eligible for the Program that do not meet all of the requirements to enter the

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired/conduct.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Impaired Driving - Fact Sheets
    drink Alcohol consumed quickly will result in a higher BAC than when consumed over a long period of time Gender Women generally have less water and more body fat per pound of body weight than men Alcohol does not go into fat cells as easily as other cells so more alcohol remains in the blood of women Body weight The more you weigh the more water is present in your body This water dilutes the alcohol and lowers the BAC Amount of food in your stomach Absorption is slowed if you ve had something to eat With a BAC of 0 05 an individual s vision may already be affected in terms of sensitivity to brightness the ability to determine colours and depth and motion perception The brain s ability to perform simple motor functions is diminished This means that a driver s reaction time will be slower and responses will be less accurate The result is degraded driving performance and a significant increase in collision risk The increased collision risk of drivers with a BAC from 0 05 to 0 08 also known as the warn range is well documented Drivers with a BAC above 0 05 but below the legal limit are 7 2 times more likely to be in a fatal collision than drivers with a zero BAC In 2005 16 7 of drinking drivers killed in Ontario had a BAC less than 0 08 How much can I drink before I reach the 0 05 BAC limit The number of drinks consumed is a poor measure of BAC because of the many factors affecting your body s ability to digest alcohol such as weight body fat and how long ago and how much you ate Factors like tiredness and your mood can also make a difference in how alcohol affects your driving ability It is very difficult to assess your own BAC or impairment Small amounts of alcohol affect one s brain and the ability to drive If you plan on drinking plan to not drive Fact Sheet NEW Roadside Licence Suspensions We re serious about removing dangerous drivers from our roads Those who choose to drive after drinking endanger themselves and everyone else Roadside licence suspensions ensure that drinking drivers are taken off the road immediately and discourage individuals from re offending As of May 1 2009 if you re caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration BAC from 0 05 to 0 08 known as the warn range the police can immediately suspend your licence up to three days for a first occurrence seven days for a second occurrence and 30 days for a third or subsequent occurrence Consequences for Driving with a 0 05 to 0 08 Warn Range Blood Alcohol Concentration First Time 3 day licence suspension 150 Administrative Monetary Penalty Second Time within 5 years 7 day licence suspension Mandatory alcohol education program 150 Administrative Monetary Penalty Third Time within 5 years 30 day licence suspension Mandatory alcohol treatment program Six

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired/fact-sheet.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • MTO Farm Guide - 2a) Farm Equipment Rules: Rules of the road
    version Adobe Acrobat PDF version of the entire report is available 450 KB To view PDF files you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader Related Links Farm Safety Association Ontario Federation of Agriculture Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs Farm Guide Farm Equipment on the Highway Previous page Next page Farm Equipment Rules Rules of the Road for Farm Equipment HTA 41 66 106 128 130 132 150 Criminal Code of Canada Generally rules of the road such as stop signs right of way traffic lights turning etc that apply to cars and trucks also apply to farm equipment Some rules do not apply to the operation of farm equipment on the road The following list contains examples only Please refer to the Highway Traffic Act HTA for all applicable rules Rules that do apply Careless driving Dangerous driving Impaired driving Signalling electronic or hand arm signals Rules that do not apply Slow driving Seat belt requirements Farm equipment operating on the shoulder of the road Where to Drive on the Road HTA 148 149 Farm equipment may be driven on the travelled portion of the road on the shoulder portion of the road except where prohibited or on both portions when operating wide equipment Narrow farm equipment should be driven completely on the travelled portion or completely on the shoulder of the road If the driver has doubts about the safety of operating completely on the shoulder the driver should operate completely on the travelled portion Drivers must exercise extreme caution when it is necessary to move between the shoulder and the travelled portion of the road Wide equipment that requires the use of both the travelled portion and the shoulder should be driven by using the complete portion of the travelled portion with the remaining equipment width on

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pubs/farm-guide/part2a.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • MTO Farm Guide - 3a) Truck and Trailer Rules: Driver licences
    of the towed vehicle s when attached to the truck does not exceed 4 600 kg 10 141 lbs Towed vehicle s includes trailers farm implements and wagons Class D licence holders can drive a truck whether towing a vehicle or not having a registered gross weight exceeding 11 000 kg 24 250 lbs a single truck or a combination of truck and towed vehicle s with an actual weight exceeding 11 000 kg 24 250 lbs provided the weight transmitted to the road by the axles of the towed vehicle s when attached to the truck does not exceed 4 600 kg 10 141 lb Towed vehicle s includes trailers farm implements and wagons Class A licence holders can drive A combination of truck and towed vehicle s when the axles of the towed vehicle s when attached to the truck transmit more than 4 600 kg 10 141 lbs to the road Towed vehicle s includes trailer farm implements and wagons A Class G driver may drive a Class D farm plated truck or a farm plated combination if the truck or combination is being used for the farmer s personal transportation or used for the transportation of farm products supplies or equipment without compensation to or from a farm See Licence plates farm equipment in the Farm Equipment Rules section for farm plate conditions A G2 driver may drive a Class D farm plated truck or a Class D farm plated combination provided the truck is not being used for hire and the truck and towed vehicle are not equipped with air brakes A G1 driver is not permitted to drive a Class D farm plated truck or any truck or towed vehicle with air brakes A Z Endorsement is required on a driver s licence when driving an air braked truck or towing an air braked trailer with a truck This includes farm plated trucks A Z Endorsement is not required when operating air braked farm tractors SPIH or towed implements Licence Plates Farm Trucks HTA 7 Reg 628 Farm plates have reduced fees and are subject to certain restrictions Use of farm plates Farm plated trucks and towed trailers may be used for the transportation of farm products commodities supplies equipment building and maintenance items owned by the farmer Items include the trucking of gravel rocks sand and lumber to a farm for use on the farm A farmer may truck the same items for another farmer anytime during the year provided the trucking is done for free A farmer may only charge another farmer for trucking these items during the months of September October and November Farm products do not include products preserved by freezing pickling cooking smoking or curing other than cured tobacco leaves Farm plated trucks and towed trailers may also be used for the farmer s personal transportation and use including the movement of personal effects such as household and hobby effects recreational and pleasure use This personal privilege only extends

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  • MTO Farm Guide - 4a) Additional Information: Workplace safety
    the family any casual or seasonal labour and anyone else you pay for work done on your farm WSIB coverage is also mandatory for workers hired through employment agencies If the agency claims to have coverage request a WSIB Clearance Certificate from them If the agency does not have coverage the employer will need to cover the employee s Farmers who help out fellow farmers for no compensation are not eligible for WSIB coverage In this situation the farmer would need to obtain private insurance coverage For more detailed information about the requirements and to obtain coverage contact the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Agriculture Sector Office Guelph Ontario Telephone 1 888 259 4228 Safety Tips Both attitude and the amount of danger in your job play an important role in working safely If you are interested in safety take pride in your work and watch for dangerous situations you are less likely to have an incident Some Good Safety Tips Do not abuse or neglect safety features built into the equipment Do not operate equipment when your ability is impaired by illness fatigue alcohol or drugs check potential side effects of prescription drugs with your doctor When operating slow moving equipment do not hold up traffic unnecessarily pull off to the side of the road and stop when it is safe to do so to allow traffic to pass No one should ride on the fenders bumpers steps or running board of any vehicle Do not coast down hills by disengaging the clutch or shifting to neutral You do not have full control when the vehicle is not under power During refuelling turn the engine off do not leave automatic fuelling nozzles unattended and do not smoke or allow smoking within 3 m 10 ft during filling Leave equipment

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