Ministry of Transportation - Vote 737

ROAD USER SAFETY PROGRAM - VOTE 2703

The Road User Safety Program leads key ministry road safety strategies of improving road safety and mobility, by the education, enforcement and regulation of safe driving behaviour, promoting vehicle safety and by improving customer service. Our key objective is to reduce fatalities and injuries on our roads by developing, promoting and participating in road user safety programs. The Road User Safety Program 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; manage contracts and ongoing relationships with service providers; and work with a broad range of partners to educate road users about safe driving behaviour and road user safety polices, laws and programs. Developments in other jurisdictions and traffic safety research are monitored so that road safety initiatives are effective in maintaining Ontario's leading position as one of the safest jurisdictions in North America.

The program is also 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 business sector and facilitating the delivery of programs for other ministries (e.g., Drive Clean [Ministry of Environment], Family Support Payments [Ministry of Community and Social Services]).

Ministry of Transportation collects information from individuals under the authority of the Highway Traffic Act. The ministry maintains stewardship of this information and protects individuals' privacy in keeping with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

ROAD USER SAFETY PROGRAM 2703 - Operating Expenses Summary

ItemACTIVITIES 

2005-06
Estimates
$

Change
from
2004-05
$

2004-05
Estimates
$

2003-04
Actual
$

1 Road User Safety   156,421,300 (-3,051,300) 159,472,600 191,956,757
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act   300,000 299,000 1,000 -
     
  Total Operating Expenses   156,721,300 (-2,752,300) 159,473,600 191,956,757
Less: Statutory Appropriations   300,000 299,000 1,000 -
     
  Amount to be Voted   156,421,300 (-3,051,300) 159,472,600 191,956,757
     


ROAD USER SAFETY PROGRAM 2703 - Operating Asset Expenditures Summary

ItemACTIVITIES 

2005-06
Estimates
$

Change
from
2004-05
$

2004-05
Estimates
$

2003-04
Actual
$

2 Road User Safety   1,000 - 1,000 -
     
  Total Operating Asset Expenditures   1,000 - 1,000 -
     
  Amount to be Voted   1,000 - 1,000 -
     


ROAD USER SAFETY PROGRAM - Standard Accounts Classification of Activities and Sub-activities - OPERATING EXPENSES

Road User Safety (2703-1) Activity $
Salaries and wages 70,948,500
Employee benefits 8,915,300
Transportation and communication 5,121,800
Services 63,513,200
Supplies and equipment 15,132,400
Transfer payments
Community Safety Grants 200,000
Subtotal 163,831,200
Less: Recoveries 7,409,900
Activity Total 156,421,300


Statutory Appropriations Activity $
Other transactions
Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 300,000
Activity Total 300,000


Total Operating for Road User Safety Program 156,721,300


ROAD USER SAFETY PROGRAM - Standard Accounts Classification of Activities and Sub-activities - OPERATING ASSET EXPENDITURES

Road User Safety (2703-2) Activity $
Deposits and prepaid expenses 1,000
Activity Total 1,000


Total Assets for Road User Safety Program 1,000