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Report: Ontario Premier keen on speed limiter proposal

TORONTO, Ont. -- The Canadian Press is reporting Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is supportive of the Ontario Truck...


TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian Press is reporting Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is supportive of the Ontario Trucking Associations plan to limit truck speeds to 105 km/h.

“The (transportation) minister and the government, on an ongoing basis, are reviewing various ways that we might continue to improve safety on our roads,” McGuinty told the Canadian Press before a Liberal caucus meeting. “We’re always going to continue to look at various options that we might have when it comes to improving safety.”

Ontario Transport Minister Donna Cansfield expressed her support of the controversial speed limiter proposal at the OTA convention last fall.

“I’m very supportive of the potential of speed limiters (on trucks),” Cansfield re-affirmed today. “They obviously can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they save on fossil fuel and (improve) road safety.”

Even opposition parties seem poised to support the initiative. Conservative leader John Tory said Its something we should be taking a serious look at, both for safety and the environment. But I think we should do it in a careful way.

— With files from the Canadian Press


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