The Road User Safety Program develops ministry strategies to improve road safety and mobility through education, enforcement and regulation of safe driving behaviour, promotion of vehicle and motor carrier safety and customer service. The program works with many partners including police, community groups, safety organizations and the private sector to reduce fatalities and injuries on our roads.
The key responsibilities of the program are to: set safety standards and develop 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 partners to educate road users about safe driving behaviour and road user safety policies, 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 leads and actively participates with other jurisdictions in Canada and the U.S. in developing and promoting road safety programs and best practices. The program also sets customer service standards and monitors service delivery, including the electronic delivery of government products and services. It also facilitates the delivery of programs for other ministries, for example Drive Clean (Ministry of the Environment) and 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||150,232,100||152,026,400||(1,794,300)||157,710,093|
|Total Including Special Warrants||150,232,100||152,026,400||(1,794,300)||157,710,093|
|Less: Special Warrants||22,800,000||-||22,800,000||-|
|TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED||127,432,100||152,026,400||(24,594,300)||157,710,093|
|Statutory||Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act||300,000||300,000||-||300,000|
|Total Statutory Appropriations||300,000||300,000||-||300,000|
|Total Operating Expense||150,532,100||152,326,400||(1,794,300)||158,010,093|
|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||72,415,300|
|Transportation and communication||7,258,500|
|Supplies and equipment||15,943,500|
|Community Safety Grants||200,000|
|Total Operating Expense||150,232,100|
|Statutory||Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act||300,000|
|Total Operating Expense for Road User Safety Program||150,532,100|
|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|