*NEW LEGISLATION* has passed today in Parliament that any body caught using a “mobile phone” whilst driving or whilst the engine is running will lose their Driver’s Licenses on the spot for *3 months.* No excuse will be tolerated or accepted by a Police Officer. As soon as you get into your vehicle turn on the Bluetooth of the car or phone. If you don’t have Bluetooth technology you have to safely pull over switch off your car engine then you may answer your mobile phone. Keep in mind that even though you have pulled over & your engine is running you will still cop the full wrath of by the law. So turn off your car engine if you don’t have Bluetooth, prior to answering your mobile phone.
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes
- HOV signs marking the far left lane.
- Markers painted on the road, including diamond markers and a striped buffer zone that separates the HOV lane from other lanes.
Using HOV lanes
- vans or light trucks
- commercial trucks less than 6.5 meters long with a gross weight of 4,500 kg or less.
- buses of all types
- licensed taxis and airport limousines until June 30, 2020
- emergency vehicles
- vehicles with Ontario green licence plates
OLOA Jan 2017 Survey Results
We thank the 70 members that responded to the survey. Results are below.
Does the stretch ratio in the GTA affect you?
Do you support the OLOA working on this initiative?
No opinion 23.40%
Do you find the stretch ratio hard to maintain?
What percentage of work do you do in the GTA?
0 – 15% 14.58%
15 – 30% 16.67%
30 – 50% 8.33%
50 – 75% 16.67%
75% + 35.42%
Would you attend an early spring meeting? The meeting agenda would be for industry specific issues and be just for members – no sponsors.
Comments provided have been logged and divided as some are opinions and some are constructive and can be looked into.