Ontario Distracted Driving Law – Extension of Exemption

The amateur radio exemption to Ontario’s distracted driving law has been extended until 1 January, 2021 (see below).


ONTARIO REGULATION 475/17

made under the

HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT

Made: December 12, 2017
Filed: December 12, 2017
Published on e-Laws: December 12, 2017
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: December 30, 2017

Amending O. Reg. 366/09

(DISPLAY SCREENS AND HAND-HELD DEVICES)

  1. Subsection 11 (3) of Ontario Regulation 366/09 is amended by striking out “January 1, 2018” and substituting “January 1, 2021”.
  2. Subsection 12 (4) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “January 1, 2018” and substituting “January 1, 2021”.
  3. Subsection 13 (2) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “January 1, 2018” and substituting “January 1, 2021”.

Commencement

  1. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.

Made by:
Pris par :

Le ministre des Transports,

Steven Del Duca

Minister of Transportation

Date made: December 12, 2017
Pris le : 12 décembre 2017

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(4)
 This section is revoked on January 1, 2018.  O. Reg. 366/09, s. 12 (4), O. Reg. 253/12, s. 2 (3).

Time-limited exemption for amateur radio operators

  1. (1)Drivers who hold a valid radio operator certificate issued under the Radiocommunication Act (Canada) may drive a motor vehicle on a highway while holding or using a two-way radio.  O. Reg. 366/09, s. 13 (1), O. Reg. 253/12, s. 3 (1).