Higher speed limit

The Glengarry News - - News -

Driv­ers will be able to legally drive at 110 kilo­me­tres per hour on High­way 417 east of Ot­tawa when a pro­vin­cial test starts in Septem­ber.

Un­der a two-year pi­lot project, the limit will be in­creased from 100 to 110 on the sec­tion be­tween the On­tario-Québec bor­der to the na­tional cap­i­tal.

“Re­sults from the pi­lot and all feed­back re­ceived dur­ing con­sul­ta­tions will be care­fully con­sid­ered as a part of the fi­nal de­ci­sion-mak­ing process,” says Trans­porta­tion Min­is­ter Jeff Yurek. “We're also work­ing with our road safety and en­force­ment part­ners.”

He adds: “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.”

There are cur­rently six other prov­inces in Canada that have posted speed lim­its of 110 km/h or higher on cer­tain high­ways.

“On­tario’s high­ways are among the safest in North Amer­ica, where we’ve ranked the low­est or se­cond low­est in fa­tal­ity rates among all ju­ris­dic­tions for 18 con­sec­u­tive years,” the gov­ern­ment says.

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