Amend the Highway Traffic Act Regulation 615, Signs, to Include New Signs for Traffic Control Purposes
O. Reg. 615, Signs
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision:
The Regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations and is now in effect.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
May 2, 2019
Summary of Proposal:
Signs are used to inform, guide and control traffic, including pedestrians, motor vehicle drivers and bicyclists. The ministry is proposing to add new signs to Reg.615, Signs, to assist in traffic control and enforcement efforts:
• No Entry/Buses Excepted sign to prohibit vehicles other than buses from entering certain areas (e.g. bus terminals, shopping centres); and,
• No Entry/Bicycles Excepted sign to prohibit vehicles other than bicycles from entering certain areas (e.g. cycling facilities such as multi-user trails).
These signs are already in use in some municipalities, but they are currently instructional signs only and there is no authority to require compliance. These proposed changes will support increased road safety through improved traffic control that is enforceable. The set fines for disobeying signs are $85 and $120 in community safety zones.
These amendments, if passed, are not expected to have a negative impact on the economy or on businesses. They are also not anticipated to have any environmental impact.
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