Traffic Safety Act

This fall, government plans to introduce a new Traffic Safety Act to replace the outdated Motor Vehicle Act.

The Traffic Safety Act, like the Motor Vehicle Act, is designed to make the roads safe for all users – drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.

One of the first areas we want to update is the rules of the road, including:

  • distracted driving;
  • bicycling
  • speed limits

The Motor Vehicle Act hasn’t been rewritten since the 1920s, though it has been amended many times. The new Traffic Safety Act will use flexible language so government can update it in the future, responding to changes in how we use our roads.