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  • Aggressive Driving and Road Rage
    subjected to retaliatory actions by angry motorists If people drive responsibly they will reduce the chances of conflict on the road and help make our roads safer Experts recommend the following tips to help avoid road conflicts Plan your route in advance Some of the most erratic and inconsiderate driving occurs when motorists are lost Make a conscious decision not to take your problems with you when driving Combat the warning signs of stress by getting fresh air and breathing deeply and slowly Listen to relaxing music Avoid long drives if you can If you take a long trip stop every few hours for a rest Before and during a long drive avoid heavy meals which tend to make a person lethargic Drive in a courteous and considerate manner Give way at busy intersections and where traffic lanes merge Don t compete or retaliate If someone s driving annoys you don t try to educate them Leave traffic enforcement to the police Don t take other driver s mistakes personally Avoid honking your horn unless absolutely necessary and if you must tap on it lightly Say Sorry if you make a mistake An apology can reduce the risk of conflict

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/topics/aggressive.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Always Check Your Blind Spot
    an area on each side of your vehicle where you cannot see You may not see people or vehicles when they are in these spots Make sure you see other drivers and they can see you by doing the following keep a clear view when driving Do not put anything in your windows that will block your view the windows should not be coated with any material that keeps you from seeing out in any direction Neither should the windshield or front door windows be coated to keep someone from seeing inside the vehicle check and adjust your mirrors and find your blind spots Check your blind spots by turning your head to look over your shoulder before changing lanes passing turning or before opening your door when parked next to traffic when making a lane change check your mirrors for a space in traffic where you can enter safely Check your blind spot by looking over your shoulder in the direction of the lane change Signal when you want to move left or right Check again to make sure the way is clear and steer gradually into the new lane maintaining the same speed or gently increase it stay

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/blind.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Choosing a Driving School
    Approved driver training courses in Ontario must offer a minimum of 40 hours which must consist of 20 hours in class 10 hours in vehicle and 10 hours of flexible instruction To help you choose the best driving school and course for you use the following checklist of features Course information package Audio visual equipment Classroom facilities In vehicle topics covered Risk perception and management Driving in adverse conditions Instructor

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/topics/school.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Distracted Driving - Driving requires your full attention
    players while driving The use of hands free devices is still permitted and drivers may use hand held devices to call 9 1 1 Hands free use means that apart from activating or deactivating the device it is not held during use and the driver is not physically interacting with or manipulating it Actions such as dialing or scrolling through contacts or manually programming a GPS device for example are not allowed Drivers caught using a hand held device will face a set fine of 225 plus a victim surcharge and court fees for a total of 280 Drivers who challenge the ticket in court face fines of up to 500 News Releases March 17 2014 Improving Road Safety In Ontario January 29 2010 Distracted Driving Fines Start February 1 Driving requires your full attention Many drivers today tend to view driving especially in familiar environments as a simple everyday task that requires minimal attention In fact driving is a complex task that requires your full attention every time you get behind the wheel At the very least you are Operating a heavy piece of machinery at high speed Navigating across changing terrain Calculating speeds and distances Responding to other

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/distracted-driving/index.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Driving the Speed Limit
    heavy traffic or in a construction zone Slow down when driving at night especially on unlit roads Follow at a safe distance at least two seconds behind the vehicle in front of you If you are charged for speeding at 50 km h over the speed limit police will suspend your licence and impound your vehicle at the roadside Penalties for street racing stunt driving and driving 50 km h or over the speed limit Pre conviction Immediate 7 day licence suspension and 7 day vehicle impoundment Upon conviction 2 000 to 10 000 fine 6 demerit points up to 6 months jail up to 2 years licence suspension for a first conviction Second offence Driver licence suspension up to 10 years within 10 years of first conviction The following demerit point pen alties are assigned to a driver convicted of a speed related offence Remember if you collect enough demerit points you can lose your driver s licence 3 points for exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km h 4 points for exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km h 6 points for exceeding the speed limit by 50 km h or more Keep in

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/topics/speed.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Leave Space Around Your Vehicle
    other vehicle brakes suddenly a safe following distance is at least two seconds behind the vehicle in front of you follow the two second rule by picking a marker on the road ahead such as a road sign or pole When the rear of the vehicle ahead passes the marker count one thousand one one thousand two When the front of your vehicle reaches the marker stop counting If you

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/space.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Medical Review - Introduction
    1N3 Business Hours 8 30 a m to 5 00 p m Monday to Friday By email DriverImprovementOffice ontario ca By phone 416 235 1773 1 800 268 1481 Inside Ontario only By fax 416 235 3400 1 800 304 7889 Medical Review Section Introduction The Medical Review Section of the Ministry of Transportation is responsible for the delivery of medical review programs including suspending driving privileges for drivers found to be unfit due to medical reasons and reinstating driving privileges for those individuals deemed to meet the medical standards In 2010 the Medical Review Section processed 199 400 medical reports This includes Mandatory physician and optometrist reporting Cyclical reporting for commercial drivers Vision Waiver Program Remedial Measures Program In addition in 2010 Medical Review staff responded to approximately 201 000 telephone calls Basic Medical Standards For Licensing Vision Standards for Licensing Class G Vision Waiver Commercial Drivers Medical Review Process Medical Advisory Committee Licence Appeal Tribunal National Medical Standards Approved Functional Assessment Centres Physicians Reporting Requirements Police Frequently Asked Questions To Contact Us Ministry of Transportation Driver Improvement Office Medical Review Section 77 Wellesley St W Box 589 Toronto ON M7A 1N3 General Enquiry 416 235 1773 1 800

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/medical-review/index.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Reduce Your Risks
    around you by looking ahead behind and from side to side and make sure other road users see you and they know what you are doing keep a safe distance from other vehicles check your mirrors and find your blind spots and don t drive in other driver s blind spots don t make sudden lane changes use your signals when stopping check mirrors and begin braking early and stop

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/risks.shtml (2014-08-11)
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