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Will raising Ontario's speed limit make roads safer?

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

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.


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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.

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