TORONTO, Ont. — Brad Clark, Ontario’s newest Minister of Transportation, has declared war on road rage.
Explaining that road rage is a complex problem that can effect any road user at any time, Clark says.
“Why are people acting this way? Why are people using their vehicles as weapons?” he asks rhetorically, noting that episodes of unsafe and reckless driving have even occurred in his riding of Stoney Creek.
“I don’t know of anyone who has a true handle on why aggressive driving has become such a plague – and what’s causing it.”
Clark, as part of settling into the portfolio since being named to the cabinet position last winter, has called for a review of available studies on road rage.
The ministry will also be holding a symposium on the topic.
“Some say (the cause is) congestion, some say it’s gridlock,” he explains. “We have to promote public discussion. There’s a need for education.”