New Ontario law gives buses right of way

TORONTO, (Jan 5, 2004) — A new law that requires drivers on Ontario’s roadways to give buses the right of way was announced by the Ontario government last Friday.

Drivers who fail to yield to buses leaving bus bays could be fined $60 to $500, although police are expected to issue only warnings for a short time. The government is working to establish a set fine so offenders can settle out of court, much like other traffic tickets.

“This will reduce travel times for transit users, and make transit more efficient, reliable, and help get more people out of their cars and into public transit,” said Transportation Minister Harinder Takhar in a news release.

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