TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says it has convinced the Ministry of Transportation to reconsider including CB radioes in a ban on handheld devices while driving.
Initially, CB radioes were to be banned in three years, which caused some concern among the OTA.
In a letter to OTA president David Bradley, the MTO said “we have noted the OTA’s concerns and we acknowledge that, before the sunset date, the Ministry will review the appropriateness of the exemption in consultation with the industry”.
“We are extremely pleased with MTO’s receptiveness to reviewing this aspect of the regulation,” said OTA’s Bradley. “OTA agrees with the principle of the regulation to improve highway safety, but we need to ensure its application does not negatively interfere with trucking operations and communication.”
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