Literally buckle up: Ontario is testing higher speed limits on select highways.
On September 26th, the province will test a 110 km/h speed limit on three Ontario highways. The pilot project was first announced in May.
The PC Government is launching a pilot project on three stretches of highway that will change the speed limit to 110 km/h. Our Party is listening to the People while making sure safety remains a top priority. Add your name if you're with us: https://t.co/1I0O9uJDmd pic.twitter.com/75Hmtek2X4
— Ontario PC Party (@OntarioPCParty) September 24, 2019
The three highways are:
- – Highway 402 from London to Sarnia (90 km)
- – Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) from St. Catharines/Lincoln to Hamilton (32 km)
- – Highway 417 from Ottawa/Gloucester to Ontario/Quebec border (102 km)
- “We are considering raising speed limits from 100 km/h to 110 km/h on Ontario 400-series highways. The new speed limit would align with other provinces, such as Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan,” reads an official government statement. “Safety is the government’s number one priority and each pilot location was carefully chosen based on a number of factors, including its ability to accommodate higher speed limits.”
And how will the province decide whether or not to follow through with higher speed limits after the probation period? That’ll depend on how much drivers like the change.
You can check out the survey here.
Drivers have until November 23rd to provide feedback on the matter, after which the province will combine the results of the survey with traffic data to make a reasonable decision.