Truck Bill would ban passing

QUEEN’S PARK, Ont. — If London-Fanshaw MPP Frank Mazzilli gets his way truckers will be restricted from the hammer lanes of all 400 Series highways in Ontario.

He’s the force behind Private Members Bill 50 — entitled An Act to Improve Safety on 400 Series Highways. The proposed legislation has passed a second reading and has been referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Social Policy for further discussion.

“Londoners are concerned about the increasing volume of trucks on our highways, the 401 in particular,” says Mazzilli. “I’m trying to do my part to ensure that Ontario’s busiest highways are safe places for motoists and their families.”

Trucks would be permitted to pass upon encountering an obstruction in the right lane, although there is no explanation on whether a slow moving car would be considered an obstruction.

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