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 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; license drivers and register vehicles and commercial carriers; 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 the Environment], Family Support Payments [Ministry of Community and Social Services]).
The 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 the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
|1||Road User Safety||153,157,300||156,421,300||(3,264,000)||159,089,499|
|TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED||153,157,300||156,421,300||(3,264,000)||159,089,499|
|Statutory||Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act||300,000||300,000||-||825,000|
|Total Statutory Appropriations||300,000||300,000||-||825,000|
|Total Operating Expense||153,457,300||156,721,300||(3,264,000)||159,914,499|
|2||Road User Safety||1,000||1,000||-||-|
|TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED||1,000||1,000||-||-|
|Total Operating Assets||1,000||1,000||-||-|
|STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS|
|2703-1||Road User Safety|
|Salaries and wages||69,829,700|
|Transportation and communication||7,429,400|
|Supplies and equipment||15,120,800|
|Community Safety Grants||200,000|
|Total Operating Expense to be Voted||153,157,300|
|Statutory||Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act||300,000|
|Total Operating Expense for Road User Safety Program||153,457,300|
|2703-2||Road User Safety|
|Deposits and prepaid expenses||1,000|
|Total Operating Assets to be Voted||1,000|
|Total Operating Assets for Road User Safety Program||1,000|