Jul 19, 2013
By Dale Goldhawk
11:15 am ET | OPP Sergeant Dave Woodford
12:15 pm ET | Ann Cavoukian
GUEST – OPP Sergeant, Dave Woodford
TOPIC – Move Over Legislation
INFO – OPP URGES MOTORISTS TO OBEY “MOVE OVER” LAWS TO ENSURE SAFETY OF EMERGENCY PERSONNEL
The OPP is committed to road safety, as there can be no higher priority than saving lives. As a driver, your actions can increase safety or lead to consequences far more serious than hefty fines.
In Ontario, Section 159 (2)(3) of the Highway Traffic Act requires drivers to slow down and proceed with caution when passing an emergency vehicle parked on the side of the highway with its lights activated. If the highway has more than one lane, the law requires the driver to move over and leave one lane between their vehicle and the parked emergency vehicle if it can be done safely. Failure to do so can result in fines from $400 to $2,000 and three demerit points for a first offence.
Ignorance of the law is not an excuse to endanger the life of a police officer or an emergency worker,” says OPP Chief Superintendent Don Bell Commander of the Highway Safety Division.
GUEST – Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian
TOPIC – Commissioner Cavoukian releases a primer on metadata outlining its importance to freedom and privacy
INFO – TORONTO, ON (July 17, 2013) – Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, today released “A Primer on Metadata: Separating Fact from Fiction,” to explain that metadata actually can be more revealing than accessing the content of our communications. Since the recent revelations on the NSA’s sweeping surveillance of the public’s metadata, the term has been regularly used in the news, frequently without appropriate explanation of its meaning.