Will raising Ontario's speed limit make roads safer?
Friday, May 23, 2014, 3:46 PM - An advocacy group hopes to put pressure on the government to raise the speed limits on Ontario's 400-series highways to 130 kilometres per hour, arguing that it would make roads safer.
The group, which hosts a website at Stop100.ca argues that officials keep the speed limit at 100 km/h to "make money off speeding tickets".
They've launched a petition to have it raised to a more "reasonable" 120 or 130 kilometres per hour.
So far, it has received more than 20,000 signatures.
Stop100.ca argues that most countries post speed limits of 120 or 130 kilometers per hour and that many countries with higher speed limits than Ontario observe lower or similar car-related deaths.
According to CTV News, more than 750,000 drivers are issued speeding tickets in Ontario each year, with maximum fines up to ten thousand dollars.