TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association has filed its comments to the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) regarding the proposal of an online administrative monetary penalty system (AMPS) that deals with traffic-related provincial offences and municipal infractions.
The OTA explained (after a consultative meeting with motor carriers and legal experts) the idea could hinder carriers’ ability to dispute offences if an online system was put in place.
The OTA’s official comments to MAG said, “that based on how existing AMPS function in other sectors, the carrier community would not support any penalties – other than in very specific circumstances like certain parking tickets – moving to an AMPS system.” The OTA added that the movement to such a system is an affront to the fundamental principles of natural justice and the right to be presumed innocent before proven guilty.
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