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Just Can't Wait to Get on the Road Again

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Just Can't Wait to Get on the Road Again

Ontario Government Encouraging Safe Summer Driving

Ministry of Transportation

Summer holidays mean drivers just can't wait to get on the road again. 

Whether you're travelling across the city or across the province, follow these tips to arrive at your destination safely and ready to enjoy the summer:

  • Check road closure information before you leave by calling 511, visiting Ontario.ca/511 or checking @511Ontario on Twitter.
  • Be careful and slow down when driving through construction zones and always watch for road workers.
  • Watch for wildlife, especially from dusk to dawn when wild animals are most active.
  • If you're towing a trailer, make sure it's in good condition and is attached and loaded properly.
  • Taking a long trip? Make sure you're well rested before you start driving. Tired drivers are less alert and have slower reaction times.
  • Plan a safe  way home from barbecues and events where you plan to drink. Take public transit, call a cab or ride with a designated driver.

Quick Facts

  • Regional construction reports are available online at Ontario.ca/511.
  • Fines for speeding are doubled in designated construction zones when workers are present.
  • Ontario’s impaired driving laws apply to motorized and non-motorized boats, such as motor boats, personal water craft, sailboats, canoes and inflatable rafts.
  • The total fine for distracted driving has increased from $155 to $280.

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Steven Del Duca

“Summer is an exciting time in Ontario when many people head out on the road to explore our province. Remembering these important safe driving practices will help you and your family travel safely and enjoy all your summer activities.”

Steven Del Duca

Minister of Transportation

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