George Smagala draws on extensive experience as a safety professional, established during 45 years of of work on the road as a driver, and in classrooms as an instructor. The former OTA Road Knight and Driver of the Year has driven more than 5 million collision-free kilometers and is a registered professional trainer, a third-party program assessor, and recently retired transportation safety consultant who specialized in workplace safety.
It’s no surprise that Ontario’s auditor general has “sharply criticized the Ministry of Transportation” for its record regarding road safety. Governments, both provincial and federal, are negligent and firmly locked in the stone age when it comes to driver training and road safety focus.
I read — with skepticism — the Ontario Ministry of Transportation announcement of a pilot project that will test 110 km/h speed limits along highways 402, 417, and a portion of the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW).