The Bill amends the Highway Traffic Act. If a person causes or contributes to causing an accident which causes death or serious bodily harm, and at the time the person was contravening the Highway Traffic Act or its regulations, then the person is guilty of an offence. The court may sentence the person to a fine of up to $50,000, or to imprisonment for up to two years, or to both. The court may also suspend the person’s driver’s licence or permit. Bill STAUS: Second Reading July 12, 2023
What does it mean to you?
Example: At this time under the Highway Traffic Act, if someone makes an illegal left-hand turn and causes injuries or death, the maximum fine is between $200 and $500. The court can not change this.
This Bill is so important to the motorcycle community. Contact your local (MPP) Member of Provincial Parliament today! Tell them why it is important to you!
Amendment PART X.0.1 CONTRAVENTIONS CAUSING DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY HARM
Contraventions causing death or serious bodily harm
191.0.2 Every person who, while contravening this Act or the regulations, causes, or contributes to causing, an accident that causes the death of a person or serious bodily harm to a person is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years, or to both, and in addition the person’s driver’s licence or permit may be suspended for a period of not more than five years.