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Petition Against Bill 117 -- Prohibition of Children on Motorcycles

Proposal Bill 117 has been presented to legislature by Helena Jaczek, MPP (Oak Ridges-Markham) and reads as follows:

An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act to prohibit the driving and operation of motorcycles with child passengers.

1. The Highway Traffic Act is amended by adding the following section:

Prohibition of passengers under 14 years old on motorcycles 38.1 No person shall drive or operate a motorcycles on a highway if another person under the age of 14 years is a passenger on the motorcycle.

Explanatory Note: The Bill amends the Highway Traffic Act to prohibit driving or operating a motorcycle on a highway while a person under the age of 14 is a passenger on the motorcycle, with a view to promoting safety on Ontario's roads and protecting youth from preventable injuries.

Here is the link for this: legislation proposal.

A simple phone call, or email to the MPP who proposed this with a simple statement of who you are and that you are against the legislation that Ms. Jaczek has proposed is a start. Her contact information is as follows:

helena Jaczek, MPP (Oak Ridges-Markham)
Ministry of Health Promotion
18th Floor, 777 Bay St.,
Toronto, ON
M7A 1S5
Toronto # 416-327-4370
Markham# 905-294-4931
email address: hjaczek.mpp@liberal.ola.org

We would ask that you print the petition and have it signed by everyone that you know who is willing to support us in putting a stop to this legislation.

If you could please mail the completed, signed petitions to us, we will ensure that they are forwarded to the appropriate people to voice our protest.

The Ontario Confederation of Motorcyclist
1215 Ouellette Avenue
P.O Box 52053 Giles PO
Windsor, Ontario
N8X 1J0

Thank you for your assistance.

Executive & Legal Committee Ontario Confederation of Clubs