McGuinty signals red light on retesting

TORONTO, (April 7, 2004) — Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty shot down an idea floated last week by his Transport Minister to retest all drivers in the province every eight to10 years.

McGuinty said the plan suggested by Transport Minister Harinder Takhar last Friday to follow the lead of Alberta on retesting is not on the books. He also defended the current system, which re-examines passenger car drivers every two years after the age of 80, and truck drivers after 65.

Alberta Premier Ralf Klein also threw a speed bump recently on a similar plan discussed last week by Alberta Transportation Minister Ed Stelmach.

— with files from Canadian Press

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