Province Wants to Crack Down on Drivers
Ontario hopes to get law-breaking motorists to fork over the cash they owe to the province and municipalities.
Transportation Minister Glen Murray says he'll be introducing legislation within the next month which would allow officials up to seven years to track down drivers in the province who haven't paid tickets for offences like speeding, careless driving and driving without insurance.
Any Ontario motorist that dodges these tickets may be refused a license plate for their cars.
Murray muses the plan would be able to bring in the $350 million owed by Ontario drivers over the last seven years.
Up until now, these drivers have been getting a free ride, with provincial and municipal officials handcuffed, unable to go after the offenders.
The legislation would allow cities to issue red light camera tickets to out-of-province drivers, as well as those passing school buses.