Ontario Highway Traffic Act - Law Enforcement Edition 2020
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-9052-1
Product Type: Book S.O. Annual/biannual/biennial
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription
Number of Pages: Approximately 1360 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2019-07-19
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $79.00

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This practical resource includes the most common Highway Traffic Act (HTA) offences.

Ontario Highway Traffic Act - Law Enforcement Edition 2020 includes the most common Highway Traffic Act (HTA) offences. You get the full text of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act and Regulations plus a quick reference guide that explains what is needed to assist the prosecution in a variety of HTA offences.  In addition to the most current updates to the legislation, this edition introduces helpful points to consider regarding pedestrian crossovers, failing to yield to pedestrians, and passing/following emergency vehicles, tow-trucks and bicycles.

Updated in this edition

Statutes amended by the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, S.O. 2018, c. 12:

  • Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8
  • Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 26, Sched. 3, ss. 17, 17.1, 21.

New regulations under the Highway Traffic Act include:

  • Definition of Approved Drug Screening Equipment, O. Reg. 331/18
  • Extending Exemption Period for Affixing Evidence of Validation for Permit, O. Reg. 429/18
  • Over-Dimensional Vehicle Escorts, O. Reg. 215/18
  • References to Criminal Code, O. Reg. 479/18


Amended regulations under the Highway Traffic Act include:

  • Administrative Penalties, O. Reg. 273/07 – amended by O. Reg. 335/18
  • Demerit Point System, O. Reg. 339/94 – amended by O. Reg. 338/18
  • Community Safety Zones, O. Reg. 510/99 – amended by O. Reg. 528/18
  • Drivers’ Licences, O. Reg. 340/94 – amended by O. Regs. 335/18, 410/18, and 519/18
  • Gross Weight on Bridges, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 598 – amended by O. Regs. 533/18 and 2/19
  • Licences for Driving Instructors and Driving Schools, O. Reg. 473/07 – amended by O. Reg. 411/18
  • Parking, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 604 – amended by O. Regs. 428/18 and 515/18
  • Speed Limits, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 619 – amended by O. Regs. 419/18, 437/18, 459/18, 460/18, 534/18 and 13/19
  • Stop Signs in Territories without Municipal Organization, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 624 – amended by O. Regs. 420/18 and 532/18
  • Tire Standards and Specifications, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 625 – amended by O. Reg. 4/19
  • Vehicle Permits, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 628 – amended by O. Regs. 516/18 and 518/18
  • Yield Right-of-Way Signs in Territories without Municipal Organization, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 631 – amended by O. Reg. 421/18
About the Author
Sgt. Jack West is a veteran of the Toronto Police Service with many years' experience in curriculum development.  Jack served as past president of the Ontario Traffic Conference for the Legislative Change and Enforcement Committee and was invited as a guest speaker by both the Federal and Provincial Government.  He is also a past member of the Ontario Prosecutor's Association and has liaised for the Ministry of Transportation, specific to Regulatory changes to the Highway Traffic Act.  Jack is the honored recipient of the 2013 Ontario Association Chiefs of Police, Lifetime Achievement Award in Traffic Safety.  Jack is currently a professor at Humber College teaching Traffic Law.