The 2019 Annotated Ontario Highway Traffic Act
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-9040-8
Product Type: Book S.O. Annual/biannual/biennial
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription 2 supplements per year $40 - $45 per supplement
Number of Pages: Approximately 1680 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2019-08-12
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $180.00

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The Annotated Ontario Highway Traffic Act is the essential guide to all Highway Traffic Act cases, legislation and regulation in Ontario

The 2019 Annotated Ontario Highway Traffic Act is the essential guide to all Highway Traffic Act cases, legislation and regulation in Ontario.

New in this edition

This new edition contains updates to the Highway Traffic Act, related legislation, and all major regulatory activity.  In addition, it covers key Highway Traffic Act cases.

Updated Case Law

  • Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform v. Grande Prairie (City) – An advertisement on a city bus violated s. 2(b) of the Charter upon acknowledgment to be deliberately provocative.
  • Chiocchio v. Hamilton (City) – A municipality’s duty to repair does not extend to remedying conditions that pose a risk of harm only because of negligent driving.
  • Kapoor v. Kuzmanovski – It is not permitted to challenge prospective jurors on the basis that they are insured under a policy of motor vehicle liability insurance or are paying for same.
  • Orlov v. Halifax Regional Municipality (Halifax Transit) – Nothing about the plaintiff’s appearance or movements would reasonably put the bus driver on notice that he should proceed with caution or wait until the passenger was seated.
  • R. v. Tomkowicz – Changing lanes by driving across a solid white line into an HOV lane was held to be improper.
  • R. v. Singh – Section 34(1)(b) of the Provincial Offences Act permits the court to amend an information at any stage of the proceedings, including at first appearance.
  • Sisett v. British Columbia (Attorney General) – Mere restrictions on the privilege to drive pursuant to the licensing scheme simply do not infringe liberty interests.

Legislative Amendments

Since the last edition, the Highway Traffic Act and other statutes have been amended by the following:

  • Cannabis Control Act, 2017, S.O. 2018, c. 12, Sched. 1
  • Amendments to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, and the Highway Traffic Act, S.O. 2018, c. 12, Sched. 4
  • Plan for Care and Community Act, 2018, S.O. 2018, c. 8, Sched. 4
  • Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018, S.O. 2018, c. 17, Sched. 6
  • Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 26, Sched. 3

New regulations introduced with this edition include the following:

  • O. Reg. 331/18, Definition of Approved Screening Equipment.
  • O. Reg. 215/18, Over-Dimensional Vehicle Escorts
  • O. Reg. 479/18, References to Criminal Code

Important amendments to existing regulations include the following:

  • Administrative Penalties, O. Reg. 273/07 - Amended by O. Reg. 337/18
  • Demerit Point System, O. Reg. 339/94 – Amended by O. Reg. 338/18
  • Drivers' Licences, O. Reg. 340/94 – Amended by O. Regs. 335/18 and 410/18
  • Gross Weight on Bridges, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 598 – Amended by O. Regs. 2/19, 21/19, and 23/19
  • High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes, O. Reg. 620/05 – Amended by O. Reg. 455/18
  • Licences for Driving Instructors and Driving Schools, O. Reg. 473/07 – Amended by O. Reg. 411/18
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection Stations, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 601 – Amended by O. Reg. 209/18
  • Parking, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 604 – Amended by O. Reg. 428/18
  • Restricted Use of Left Lanes by Commercial Motor Vehicles, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 608 – Amended by O. Reg. 26/19
  • Safety Helmets, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 610 – Amended by O. Reg. 446/18
  • Safety Inspections, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 611 – Amended by O. Reg. 210/18
  • Speed Limits, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 619 – Amended by O. Regs. 419/18, 437/18, 459/18, 460/18, and 13/19
  • Stop Signs in Territories without Municipal Organization, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 426 – Amended by O. Reg. 420/18
  • Stopping of Vehicles on Parts of the King’s Highway, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 624 – Amended by O. Regs. 425/18 and 35/19
  • Tire Standards and Specifications, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 625 – Amended by O. Reg. 4/19

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About the Author

Murray Segal practises as independent legal counsel, consultant, and mediator. Mr. Segal is the former Deputy Attorney General and former Chief Prosecutor of Ontario. He has prosecuted some of the most significant and challenging cases in the country, including Canada's largest white collar crime case. He is comfortable at every level of court and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on many occasions, arguing complex constitutional and other matters. Today, drawing on his extensive legal and executive experience, he advises and represents clients in both the public and private sectors. As a criminal law authority he has national stature, having written and lectured extensively across Canada.