OOIDA to challenge Ontario speed bill
Jul 15, 2008 10:25 AM
In response to the Ontario, Canada, government’s decision to pass a speed limiter bill, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) will file a formal Notice of Intent challenging the legality of the legislation, according to OOIDA information.
The notice will be filed as soon as the new law, which will require heavy trucks operating in the province to be arbitrarily speed-limited, is officially implemented, OOIDA said in a news release.
The association retained legal counsel in Canada and obtained advice regarding potential grounds to challenge the legislation.
OOIDA argues that the new law would cause an impediment to interprovincial and international trade by restricting access to trucks from other jurisdictions that do not have mandated speed limiting restrictions. OOIDA has identified possible North American Free Trade Agreement and constitutional violations.
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