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New rules for Ontario Drivers

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Five new rules of the road come into effect today for Ontario Drivers.

1. Distracted driving will now come with a minimum fine of $490 plus three demerit points. Novice drivers who are caught texting and driving will also have their license suspended for 30 days, and on a second offence, 90.

2. The “move over” rule now applies to drivers passing a tow truck as well as emergency vehicles.

3. Cyclists must have lights or reflectors on their bike or they could face a $110 fine.

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4. Drivers who open their doors in the pathway of a cyclist, also referred to as dooring, will face a minimum fine of $365.

5. Drivers must leave a one metre distance between cyclists on the road, or face a $110 fine and two demerit points.

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