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Road User Safety Program - VOTE 2703

The Road User Safety Program develops and implements strategies to improve road safety and mobility through the promotion of safe and responsible driving behaviour and motor vehicle safety.

Ontario has the best long term road safety record, one of the safest road jurisdictions in North America. The Ministry of Transportation's road safety program leads and actively participates with other jurisdictions in Canada and the United States in developing and promoting road safety initiatives and best practices. The program works with many partners, including law enforcement partners, community groups, safety organizations, the medical community, public health units, injury prevention practitioners, the insurance industry and the private sector to reduce collisions, fatalities and injuries on our roads.

The key responsibilities of the program are to: set safety standards and develop policies, programs, legislation and regulations for road users, commercial carriers and motor vehicles; inspect, monitor and enforce compliance with those standards; manage and deliver driver improvement and commercial vehicle safety programs; conduct leading edge research to inform policy development and guide public education and road safety marketing campaigns, improve public awareness of road safety, promote safe and responsible road user behaviours; manage revenue derived from driver and vehicle licences; focus on the customer by creating faster, smarter, more efficient products and services; and manage and protect personal information and identity. It also supports the delivery of programs for other ministries.

The program establishes policies and standards, and oversees the delivery of driver and vehicle licensing and registration and other services by our government and private sector partners.

Vote Summary
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Road User Safety 111,615,800 113,134,100 (1,518,300) 110,035,722
Total Including Special Warrants 111,615,800 113,134,100 (1,518,300) 110,035,722
Less: Special Warrants 46,000,000 - 46,000,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 65,615,800 113,134,100 (47,518,300) 110,035,722
Special Warrants 46,000,000 - 46,000,000 -
S 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 111,915,800 113,434,100 (1,518,300) 110,335,722
  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 - -
S Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 3,611,500 - 3,611,500 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 3,611,500 - 3,611,500 -
  Total Capital Expense 3,612,500 1,000 3,611,500 -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
3 Road User Safety 44,151,700 39,615,000 4,536,700 40,666,696
Total Including Special Warrants 44,151,700 39,615,000 4,536,700 40,666,696
Less: Special Warrants 18,000,000 - 18,000,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 26,151,700 39,615,000 (13,463,300) 40,666,696
Special Warrants 18,000,000 - 18,000,000 -
  Total Capital Assets 44,151,700 39,615,000 4,536,700 40,666,696


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     62,422,400
      Employee benefits     9,978,100
      Transportation and communication     2,500,000
      Services     41,822,400
      Supplies and equipment     2,500,000
      Transfer payments      
          Community Safety Grants     200,000
  Subtotal     119,422,900
  Less: Recoveries     7,807,100
  Total Operating Expense     111,615,800
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     300,000
  Total Operating Expense for Road User Safety Program     111,915,800
  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
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     3,611,500
  Total Capital Expense for Road User Safety Program     3,612,500
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2703-3 Road User Safety      
      Business application software - salaries and wages     8,124,200
      Business application software - employee benefits     1,046,100
      Business application software - asset costs     34,981,400
  Total Capital Assets     44,151,700
  Total Capital Assets for Road User Safety Program     44,151,700