Public Works News: March 2021

Support Improved Safety for Snow Plows and Waste Collection Vehicles and Crews

Do you support improved safety for snow plows, waste collection vehicles, and other road service vehicles, and the crews that work on them?  Would you support legislation that would require drivers to slow down and/or move over when approaching and passing these vehicles when stopped, similar to what is required for emergency vehicles and tow trucks?  Legislation was introduced twice:  Bill 171 2016 and Bill 42 2016, both proposed Acts to amend the Highway Traffic Act with respect to waste collection vehicles and snow plows.  Both died on the order table after passing first reading.

Many AORS members and Ontario municipalities strongly believe the Act should be reintroduced by the current provincial government.  If you agree, please complete this survey and add your voice to the call for improved safety for municipal workers and contractors.

Thank You

The AORS Board of Directors