MPP seeks licence law change
MPP Jim McDonell has launched a petition to impose a “reasonable” service guarantee for Ontario drivers waiting to be re-instated after a medical review.
“A licence is suspended immediately upon the Ministry being notified that someone’s condition may make them an unsafe driver,” pointed out the Stormont- Dundas- South Glengarry Conservative MPP.
“That part of the process is a reasonable public safety measure. Once a doctor clears the patient to drive again, however, the Ministry lets the file sit on a desk for 30 business days before re-instating the licence. This makes no sense. MTO’s diligence in suspending the licence should be matched by an equal commitment to setting things right.”
He adds: “In our region owning and operating a vehicle isn’t an option – it’s essential to carry out daily activities such as working, shopping and getting to medical appointments. The delay in reviewing complete reinstatement applications is entirely artificial. It has no basis in law, regulation or public policy, and it must go.”
The petition can be signed at his office at 120 Second St. W. in Cornwall, or downloaded from www.jimmcdonellmpp.ca/petitions and mailed to the office. Only original signatures are accepted by the Legislature.