MONTREAL, Que. — A tragic accident in Quebec which claimed the life of a Montreal child has prompted the province to fast-track tabling of a law that will include the mandatory activation of speed limiters on trucks.
The Quebec government will table the legislation, which also cracks down on speeding and impaired driving, tomorrow. Transport Minister Julie Boulet addressed the issue Sunday and confirmed the province would move forward with the bill ahead of schedule.
The bill was originally slated to be tabled in the fall, but public outrage following the death of a Montreal child has prompted the province to move forward faster. The child was run over in her yard on Halloween by an errant speeding car.
The bill will be tabled despite the fact Transport Canada is just now in the process of studying the impact mandatory speed limiters will have on traffic flows.
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