TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario is providing $650,000 to local community road user safety groups to counter aggressive and unsafe driving habits, while also promoting safe driving practices.
The province’s Minister of Transportation, Brad Clark has announced funding for the second year of the Aggressive Driving Community Support (ADCS) program.
“Addressing the issue of aggressive and unsafe driving and the promotion of safe driving practices is a top priority of my ministry,” says Clark. “Today, I am inviting all community road user safety organizations to work in partnership with the Ontario government to help make Ontario’s roads safer for all users.”
Under the ADCS program, community groups may apply for funding under two categories: original programs of their own design that encourage safe driving; or pre-packaged programs that have already been proven in many other Ontario communities.
This year, groups are encouraged to develop projects targeting specific areas of unsafe driving behavior identified by the Ontario Advisory group on Safe Driving, including impaired driving; aggressive driving; speeding; and driver inattention and fatigue.
In addition to providing financial assistance, the Ministry of Transportation provides guidance and implementation support to road user safety community organizations.