Wasaga Beach Community Policing Committee




Home. Safety. Personal Safety. Child Car Seats. Water Safety.


Wear Your Set Belt

Thank You to The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership

Do Not Pass On Shoulder www.opp.ca

Do Not Drive Or Pass On Paved Shoulder

The members of the Huronia West OPP are reminding the motoring public that the paved shoulders in the Town of Wasaga Beach are not for driving or passing on. Their primary role is to allow efficient flow of pedestrians and cycling traffic in Wasaga Beach. Passing on a paved shoulder is not only illegal but potentially dangerous if a pedestrian or cyclist is on that paved shoulder, especially if both users are not paying attention. The fine for driving or passing on a paved shoulder in Town is $110.00 and $150.00 if the offence occurs in a “Community Safety Zone”.



Stiffer Sanctions For Impaired Drivers

Ontario has toughened its impaired driving laws to drive home the message that drinking and driving is not acceptable under any circumstances.
As of May 1, 2009, if you are found to have a blood alcohol concentration from 0.05 to 0.08 (the "warn range") while driving you will:
Have your driver's licence suspended for three days the first time you are caught.
Have your driver's licence suspended for seven days and have to attend an alcohol education program the second time you are caught.
Have your driver's licence suspended for 30 days, complete a remedial alcohol treatment program and have an ignition interlock condition placed on your driver's licence for six months.

Previously, drivers only received a 12-hour driver's licence suspension, no matter how many times they were caught.