Ontario traffic charges dropped due to Family Day court closure

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TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario drivers facing minor traffic charges due in court on the province’s first Family Day, Feb. 18, may have their charges dismissed, according to a report in this morning’s Toronto Star.

In Toronto alone, more than 1,100 charges have been dismissed due to the closure of court on the new statutory holiday. Minor speeding tickets, road sign infractions and bylaw infractions are among the charges that will be dismissed. Serious charges such as speeding excessively will be rescheduled, sources told the Star. All criminal cases will also be rescheduled.

Drivers who were to appear in traffic court on Feb. 18 began receiving letters this week, notifying them of the changes.

– With files from the Toronto Star

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