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Safer roads plan means double the fines

Jessica Ireland | Interrobang | News | January 11th, 2010



As 2010 gets underway, drivers need to be wary of their road habits as fines for traffic infractions are now doubled.

This new policy applies to both those fines handed out in court and roadside fines, said Sgt. Tom O'Brien of London Police Services.

These increases are all a part of the provincial government's plan to make roads safer.

“The government said we need to examine the fine schedule and bump up the fines so people pay attention,” explained O'Brien.

Not wearing a seatbelt? That'll now be $200 - $240 with costs — instead of $85. Deciding to go through a red light will cost you $260 - $325 with costs, and not pulling over for an emergency vehicle will set you back $400 - $490 with costs instead of $85.

Visit www.mto.gov.on.ca for more information on the fine increases.
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