The Road User Safety Program contributes to key ministry strategies of improving road safety and mobility through the education, enforcement and regulation of safe driving behaviour and by improving customer service and the accessibility of MTO services. Our key objective is to reduce fatalities and injuries on our roads by developing, promoting and participating in road user safety programs. Road User Safety continues to work with many partners including police, community groups, safety organizations and the private sector to continuously improve road user safety.
The key safety responsibilities of the program are to: set safety standards, develop and evaluate policies, programs and regulations for road users, carriers and vehicles; inspect, monitor and enforce compliance with those standards; licence drivers and vehicles; and work with a broad range of partners to educate road users about safe driving behaviour and road user safety polices, laws and programs.
In order to ensure the policies that are developed are evidence-based, the program monitors developments in other jurisdictions, reviews the traffic safety research literature, and produces information products as needed.
The program is responsible for managing and improving customer service by setting standards and monitoring performance of service delivery, including the delivery of government products and services through electronic means for individuals and for the private and not for profit sectors. The management of information for every driver, vehicle and commercial carrier in Ontario is an inherent responsibility.
The Program's two main areas of focus are:
- Improving Ontario's road safety record and remaining one of the three safest jurisdictions in North America; and,
- Improving customer service, including increased access to and development of new ministry products and services (e.g., e-services).
The Program is also responsible for facilitating the delivery of core programs for other ministries (e.g., Drive Clean [MOE], Family Support Payments [MCSS]).
|VOTE and item||Accrual 2004-05 Estimates||VOTE AND ITEMS||Change from 2003-04||Accrual 2003-04 Estimates||Cash 2002-03 Actual|
|2703||ROAD USER SAFETY PROGRAM|
|1||161,624,600||Road User Safety||(27,211,000)||188,835,600||148,480,519|
|S||1,000||Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act||1,000||-||-|
|-||Less: Special Warrants||(121,000,000)||121,000,000||-|
|1,000||Less: Statutory Appropriations||1,000||-||-|
|161,624,600||Amount to be Voted||93,789,000||67,835,600||148,480,519|
|2||1,000||Road User Safety||1,000||-||-|
|1,000||Amount to be Voted||1,000||-||-|
|Road User Safety (2703-1)||$|
|Salaries and wages||67,738,000|
|Transportation and communication||7,380,800|
|Supplies and equipment||18,784,600|
|Community Safety Grants||200,000|
|Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act||1,000|
|Total Operating for Road User Safety Program||161,625,600|
|Road User Safety (2703-2)||$|
|Deposits and prepaid expenses||1,000|
|Total Assets for Road User Safety Program||1,000|