Regulation - LGIC

Expiry of the 3-year exemption for Commercial Drivers and Amateur Radio Operators

Ministry: Ministry of Transportation
Regulation Number(s): 366/09
Bill or Act: Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision: The following changes to Highway Traffic Act O.Reg 366/09 (Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices) have been approved:

1) Extension of the current two-way radio exemption for an additional five years for the same specified commercial, public transit, and public function drivers; and

2) Extension of the current exemption for licenced amateur radio operators for an additional five years

The amendment (Ontario Regulation 253/12) was filed on September 6, 2012 and will become effective on January 1, 2013 (with an expiry date of January 1, 2018).
Further Information: Click to open O. Reg. 253/12 (Display Screens & Hand-Held Devices)
Click to open Highway Traffic Act
Proposal Number: 12-MTO016
Posting Date: April 16, 2012
Summary of Proposal: The ministry is proposing the following changes to O.Reg 366/09 (Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices):

1) Extend the current two-way radio exemption for an additional five years for the same specified commercial, public transit, and public function drivers; and

2) Extend the current exemption for licenced amateur radio operators for an additional five years


We invite your comments on both proposed regulatory amendments.
Contact Address: Road Safety Policy Office - Road users
Room 212, Building 'A'
1201 Wilson Avenue, Downsview, ON M3M 1J8
Effective Date: January 1, 2013
Decision: Approved