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Opinion: Skepticism about Ontario’s 110 km/h pilot

September 26, 2019 George Smagala

I read — with skepticism — the Ontario Ministry of Transportation announcement of a pilot project that will test 110 km/h speed limits along highways 402, 417, and a portion of the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW).

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Small business ELD exemption ‘not likely’, analysts say

February 8, 2018 by John Smith

BLOOMINGTON, IN – The rollout of mandated Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) continues in the U.S. And while some trucking operations have secured temporary waivers, analysts at FTR Intel believe a bid to exempt small carriers outright is unlikely to succeed.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has asked regulators to exempt small businesses making less than US $27.5 million in revenue, that don’t have an unsatisfactory safety rating, and have a safe record with no attributable at-fault crashes. It would last five years.

An exemption like that – already rejected during the regulatory review process – would essentially gut the mandate for ELDs, and has been opposed by the American Trucking Associations and safety advocacy groups. Eighty-one percent of over-the-road trucking companies, and 93% of one-truck operators among them, have had no DOT-recordable crashes in the past two years, FTR notes.

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Chronic speeders not slowing down

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — In a period of less than a month, Ontario Provincial Police and other police forces around the province have nabbed more than 700 speeders doing at least 50 km/h over the posted limit.

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Ain’t nothin’ but a hoon dog

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA — On this corner of the planet, if you’re caught driving like a hoon, the cop’ll pull your licence and impound your wheels.

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Speed Limiters 365: Enforcement holes not yet patched?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – It’s barely over a year since mandatory speed limiter enforcement kicked-off in Ontario and Quebec and their impact on highway safety, for better or worse, is still difficult to assess.

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Chronic speeders not slowing down

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — In a period of less than a month, Ontario Provincial Police and other police forces around the province have nabbed more than 700 speeders doing at least 50 km/h over the posted limit.

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OTA Faces Government over Bill 169

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Wants crack-down on speed, cap on towing rates, wheel-off rule scrapped

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United Kingdom Fleets Vs. North American Fleets

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

REDWOOD CITY, CA – GreenRoad report shows risky driving differences between the two regions.