ROAD USER SAFETY PROGRAM - VOTE 2703

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ROAD USER SAFETY PROGRAM - VOTE 2703

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; manage and deliver commercial vehicle International Registration Plan; oversee the delivery of driver and vehicle licensing and registration by service delivery partners including ServiceOntario; manage contracts and ongoing relationships with service providers; establish curriculum standards, approve and oversee training materials and delivery of driver training programs through service partnerships; 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 United States 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).

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.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Difference
Between
2009-10
and
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE  
1 Road User Safety 105,224,000 105,881,400 (657,400) 99,160,313
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 105,224,000 105,881,400 (657,400) 99,160,313
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 105,524,000 106,181,400 (657,400) 99,460,313
  OPERATING ASSETS        
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 - -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
4 Road User Safety 1,000 - 1,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Total Capital Expense 1,000 - 1,000 -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
3 Road User Safety 1,000 - 1,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Total Capital Assets 1,000 - 1,000 -



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE  
2703-1 Road User Safety      
  Salaries and wages     65,101,500
  Employee benefits     8,105,600
  Transportation and communication     4,500,200
  Services     38,252,000
  Supplies and equipment     2,250,100
  Transfer payments      
     Community Safety Grants     200,000
  Subtotal     118,409,400
  Less: Recoveries     13,185,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     105,224,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     300,000
  Total Operating Expense for Road User Safety Program     105,524,000
  OPERATING ASSETS      
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
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2703-4 Road User Safety      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Road User Safety Program     1,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2703-3 Road User Safety      
  Business application software     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Assets for Road User Safety Program     1,000