Friday, December 8

Regulate Truck Speed on Ontario Highways


My personal Email to my MPP for Sarnia, Ontario:

Caroline Di Cocco
Ontario MPP
First Sarnia Place
201 Front Street North
Suite 407
Sarnia, Ontario
N7T 7T9

Tel: 519-337-0051
Fax: 519-337-3246

Hello Caroline,

As a forty year veteran of highway 401 and 402 driving, I have to ask
why Ontario still allows transport trucks to travel at the accepted
highway speed of 120 kph?

As one who works in Toronto, you must see this horrendous driving act
on the 402 and 401 of aggressive transport truck drivers who
constantly run over the speed limit and block traffic for miles when
they constantly attempt to pass other vehicles on hills.

All of this causes preventable accidents.

In Michigan State the Americans have legislated their trucks to travel
no faster than 80 kph, a speed that is constantly patrolled by the
police. It certainly makes for a much safer drive and a pleasant

We need safer highways. Regulating the speed to 80 kph, for transport
trucks, is a positive move towards making Ontario highways a very much
safer place to travel.

Due to the past and recent accidents on the 402 and 401, caused by
aggressive speeding transport trucks passing vehicles that choose to
travel the regulated speed limits, is the Liberal Government looking
into the unsafe state of our major highways due to the
"out-of-control" truck transport drivers?


Gregory West

Here are some facts to review:

A crash between two transport trucks early Thursday morning
on Highway 401 has left one man dead and slowed traffic on one
of the country's busiest highways.
For full report:

There are so many stories about the horrendous highway hazards
caused by racing, raging, out-of-control transport drivers, who have
taken complete control over all lanes on our highways, that we do not
have enough time to list most of them. However, why not take a
moment and complain...?

Again, it is our right to write our Elected Officials, so why not? It is easy...
Here is the Email addresses you need:



At 6:44 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again you hit the nail on the head Dad! Great blog!

At 12:19 p.m. , Blogger James said...

A good lobbying resource is this Ontario politicians contact list. It is more up to date than the government link you provided.

At 1:16 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was driving on the highway one day a few years ago when a transport was passing me, maybe forgot I was there and began coming back into my lane with me still in it! Luckily I was beside a merge lane and there was no one in it so I was able to swerve in to it. I think that there should be seperate lanes for transport trucks that they are not allowed to leave. I would feel much safer if only regular vehicles were on the lanes we use!

At 7:17 p.m. , Anonymous Barry Sherman said...

Check out and join our list.
Together we can stop this!


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