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  • Road Safety Topics
    motorcycles at intersections over one third of motorcycle collisions are intersection related Be sure that you are safe to proceed before doing so by checking your mirrors and around your car Slow down as you come to intersection and look carefully for traffic yield signs stop signs traffic lights cyclists and pedestrians Be extra cautious when turning left in front of a motorcycle It s difficult to judge their speed and their turn signal may be accidentally left on as they don t automatically shut off Watch for clues Motorcycle turn signals can be hard to see Watch for signs such as shoulder checking or leaning that indicate the rider is going to turn or change lanes Carefully assess an oncoming motorcycle s speed A motorcycle is more difficult to see than other vehicles and its profile is smaller from most angles A motorcycle s speed and distance can easily be misjudged by drivers Make sure you don t pull out in front of or cut off a motorcycle Be courteous Respect motorcyclists they are just as entitled to use the road as you are Speed and other aggressive tactics such as tailgating can potentially be more dangerous to the

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/motorcycle/tips-drivers.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Stay Alert
    or taking any drug or medication that may reduce your ability to drive never drive when you are tired You might fall asleep at the wheel stress and fatigue can affect your driving ability Your thinking slows down You can miss seeing things you may make the wrong decision or not make the right one fast enough never drive when you are upset or angry Strong emotions can reduce your

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/alert.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Stopping at Railway Crossings
    more slowly than it actually is Never race a train to the crossing If a train is coming stop at least five metres from the nearest rail After a train has passed proceed only after you have checked in both directions for the approach of a second train On private roads crossings may not be marked or may be marked by non standard signs Be alert Signalized railway crossings In addition to the railway crossing signs some crossings have flashing signal lights and or gates or barriers to keep motorists from crossing the tracks when a train is coming The same rule applies at these crossings stop at least five metres from the nearest rail Do no cross until the signals stop flashing and if the crossing has a barrier wait until it completely rises before you cross Barriers down Never go around It is illegal to drive around under or through a railway barrier gate while it is down or is being lowered or raised It is also dangerous You can be fined for failing to stop at a railway crossing 110 upon conviction and receive three demerit points on your driving record 110 00 90 20 victim surcharge plus 3 demerit points Never get trapped on the tracks Be careful especially in heavy traffic not to drive onto a railway crossing and have to stop on the tracks Always make sure you can clear the tracks completely before you start to cross Avoid shifting gears on a railway crossing Shift down to a lower gear before crossing and change gears only after crossing the tracks If your vehicle stalls on a crossing immediately get everyone out of the vehicle and move quickly to a safe location at least 30 metres away to avoid being struck by flying debris

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/topics/X-crossing.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Yield the Right of Way
    some rules about when you must yield the right of way At an intersection without signs or signals you should yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the right At an intersection with stop signs at all corners you must yield the right of way to the first vehicle to come to a complete stop If two vehicles stop at the same time the vehicle on the left should yield to the vehicle on the right At any intersection where you want to turn left or right you must yield the right of way If you are turning left you must wait for approaching traffic to pass or turn and for pedestrians in your path to cross If you are turning right you must wait for pedestrians to cross if they are in your path A yield sign means you must slow down or stop if necessary and yield the right of way to traffic in the intersection or on the intersecting road When entering a road from a private road or driveway you must yield to vehicles on the road and pedestrians on the sidewalk You must yield the right of way to pedestrians crossing at

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/yield.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • The Dangers of Drowsy Driving
    and to think quickly Your reaction time is slower awareness is decreased and judgement is impaired Often the actions of fatigued drivers are confused with drivers who had been drinking The consequences can be just as fatal The following tips can help you avoid falling asleep at the wheel Get adequate and quality sleep before a trip Avoid alcoholic beverages and heavy foods Beware of medications that can impair your driving ability Limit long distance driving stop at least every two hours and rest Stop at a safe place and take a nap Wait at least 10 minutes after waking up to see how alert you are If you don t feel any more alert don t drive Find a place to sleep for an hour or for the night If possible drive with a companion and switch driving when necessary Talk with passengers but not to the point of distraction Keep the temperature cool in your vehicle Keep your eyes moving and check your mirrors often Avoid caffeine type drinks like coffee or cola They provide a short term boost however if you are seriously sleep deprived no amount of caffeine will help It s best to stay off

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/topics/drowsy.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Watch for Emergency Vehicles
    the left side of the street clear of any intersection and stop At intersections Traffic in an intersection or approaching from all directions must yield to an emergency vehicle until it passes through the intersection Never block the intersection Do not make a left turn if an emergency vehicle is approaching from behind In this situation the motorist should proceed straight through the intersection then pull to the right and stop Take lights and sirens seriously Pull to the right and stop It s the law Police vehicles can use blue flashing lights in combination with red and white lights REMEMBER Stay alert Avoid distractions Keep the noise level down in your vehicle Use your signals to alert other drivers you intend to pull over Check your rear view mirrors look in front and on both sides of your vehicle Do not drive on or block the shoulder on freeways Wait for the emergency vehicle s to pass Check to make sure the way is clear and signal before merging back into traffic It is illegal to follow a fire vehicle or ambulance responding to a call within 150 metres Watch for emergency vehicles stopped on the road and shoulders

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/topics/emergency.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Impaired Boating
    channels Online at ServiceOntario Publications By phone through the ServiceOntario Contact Centre Monday to Friday 8 30 AM to 5 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 Safety on the Water Boating is a fun and exciting way to enjoy time with friends and family To ensure that your boating experience is enjoyable it is important to practice safe boating practices Here are three helpful ways to reduce risk while boating Wear the Equipment Everyone on the boat including the operator and all passengers should wear an approved lifejacket or personal floatation device PDF Also make sure your boat is equipped with all the recommended safety equipment Drive Sober Alcohol and boating do not mix Boaters caught drinking and boating in Ontario face consequences similar to those for drinking and driving Immediate 3 7 or 30 day driver s licence suspension i f caught with a blood alcohol concentration BAC in the warn range of 0 05 to 0 08 Drivers caught in the warn range more than once will face a mandatory alcohol education program and could be subject to treatment programs and ignition interlock Immediate 90 day administrative driver s licence suspension and a 150 administrative monetary penalty for boaters exceeding a 0 08 BAC or for failing or refusing to provide a breath or blood sample If convicted under the Criminal Code the boater will also face Driver s licence suspension for one year up to a lifetime ban Mandatory alcohol assessment education or treatment and follow up Ignition interlock condition on their driver s licence for one year to up

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired/boating.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Road Safety Topics
    you can from the other vehicle and avoid being in other drivers blind spots When making a right turn angle your motorcycle across the lane 45 degrees to create a larger blocking position and to make yourself more visible to drivers behind you Riding in the blocking position prevents other vehicles from sharing the lane or getting too close to you As the term implies the blocking position blocks other vehicles from sharing your lane Be sure to check over your shoulder for any cars or pedestrians before proceeding with the turn Avoid drugs and alcohol Drinking alcohol before riding increases your chances of having a collision Alcohol can affect your ability to handle your motorcycle safely at blood alcohol levels below the legal limit Drugs including prescription drugs can affect your ability to drive a motorcycle safely Make sure you know the effects of any drug before you drive Communicate with other drivers in almost half of all motorcycle collisions the motorist is at fault not the motorcyclist Other drivers need to see you and know if you are planning to turn or change lanes Always use your indicators to signal lane changes and make eye contact with other drivers Check over your shoulder often to make sure other drivers are not crowding you Use your horn if necessary Maintain proper lane position The centre of the lane is not a good position because it may be coated with oil from other vehicles and gets slippery when wet In the right lane you should be slightly to the left of centre and in the passing lane you should be slightly to the right of the centre This provides good visibility and blocks other vehicles from trying to squeeze by you in the same lane Move into the blocking position

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