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Group wants to make speed limits a campaign issue
Says government keeps limits artifically low
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A driver advocacy group called Stop100.ca is trying to make speed limits a provincial election issue.

The group contends its safer for drivers to exceed 100 km/h on major arteries, but says the Ontario government is keeping limits artifically low to rake in money from speeding tickets issued.

NEWSTALK 1010 spoke to all three major parties, and got the following responses:


LIBERALS "We are not considering increasing the speed limits. Ontario's roads are consistently ranked among the safest in North America and WE are committed to keeping them that way."


TIM HUDAK: "It's not a priority. My focus is on jobs and getting people and goods moving at all during rush hour in the GTA."

NDP "At this point, increasing the speed limits on 400 series highways is not something the NDP has committed to, either for or against. An NDP government will work with the Ministry of Transportation to keep roads safe and reduce gridlock."

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A driver advocacy group called Stop100.ca is trying to make speed limits a provincial election issue.

The group contends its safer for drivers to exceed 100 km/h on major arteries, but says the Ontario government is keeping limits artifically low to rake in money from speeding tickets issued.

NEWSTALK 1010 spoke to all three major parties, and got the following responses:


LIBERALS "We are not considering increasing the speed limits. Ontario's roads are consistently ranked among the safest in North America and WE are committed to keeping them that way."


TIM HUDAK: "It's not a priority. My focus is on jobs and getting people and goods moving at all during rush hour in the GTA."

NDP "At this point, increasing the speed limits on 400 series highways is not something the NDP has committed to, either for or against. An NDP government will work with the Ministry of Transportation to keep roads safe and reduce gridlock."

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