Martow Speaks on Bill 154, Highway Traffic Amendment Act, 2015
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Martow Speaks on Bill 154, Highway Traffic Amendment Act, 2015


I have to admit that I’d prefer to talk about something a bit more lighthearted. The member opposite lost her husband in a cycling road accident, and it’s sad. But it’s also heartwarming when people are able to share difficult stories and we can all learn from that. I think that really has to be the focus: how we can better educate the public to be more cautious. I’m driving around right now with a bumper sticker, a magnetic thing, that’s from the region of York. They made it up. It says, “Cyclists and motorists share the road”—actually, I don’t look at it very often, but it’s something to that effect. You can go look at my spot and see exactly what it says. It reminds me, whenever I do look at it, to watch out for the cyclists and the motorcycles on our roads. Before I came down to work at the Legislature, I was hosting on Rogers cable in York region, and one of the shows was on motorcycles, basically. We had a police officer who is a motorcycle cop—if you’re still allowed to say “motorcycle cop”—a motorcycle officer. One of the things that surprised me is, I asked him how old a child has to be in order to ride on the back of a motorcycle on our roads, and he said, “There’s no age limit. It’s a height limit.”

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