There are new rules that will be going into effect in order to make the roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Also, there will be new fines that will be much heftier than before. Beginning on Tuesday, September 1st there will be a new fine for distracted driving, which will cost $490 and three demerit points.
Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca unveiled the new rules at an event in Stouffville Wednesday.
Motorists will have to keep in my mind that there will also be an increase in the fine for opening a door into the path of a cyclist and there will also be a one metre distance rule between the vehicles and bicycles while passing.
There will also be an increase in fines for cyclists who don’t have a light or reflector on their bicycles. That is expected to increase from $20 to between $60 and $500.
— Sgt Quinn & PSD Odin (@TPSQuinn) June 3, 2015