Agreement to allow Ottawa to ticket out-of-province drivers at red lights

By Mike Vlasveld, 1310 News, May 22, 2018

The City of Ottawa will soon be able to charge drivers who run red lights, even if they're not from Ontario.

The municipality signed the Interprovincial Record Exchange Access Agreement with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators Tuesday, giving it access to vehicle licensing data from Quebec, Saskatchewan and the Yukon.

"Individuals coming into our province and our city have to respect our laws, and they have to understand there are consequences," said Mayor Jim Watson, Tuesday. "If you're a Quebec driver and you're going to run through a red light, you're now going to have to pay."

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