Have Your Say: Summary Conviction Procedures Regulations

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — March 7, 2024

Have your say on proposed amendments to the Summary Conviction Procedures Regulations related to the misuse of electronic logging devices (ELDs).

The use of ELDs became mandatory in 2023 to monitor the driving and rest times of drivers operating large commercial vehicles, replacing the paper log system where logbooks are filled out by hand and kept in the vehicle. The Summary Conviction Procedures Regulations must now be amended to outline conviction procedures for the misuse of ELDs.

The proposed regulatory amendments are intended to support road safety and align the territory’s regulations with other jurisdictions in Canada. They include implementing 20 ticketable offences, increasing set fines and changing administrative fees, with the increase in fines expected to act as a more effective deterrent and improve compliance with the requirements. An option is also proposed for offenders to avoid lengthy court processes by paying the set fine and administrative fee.

To review the proposed amendments to the Summary Conviction Procedures Regulations and provide feedback please visit: https://haveyoursay.nwt-tno.ca/proposed-amendments-to-the-summary-conviction-procedures-regulations. This engagement opportunity closes April 8, 2024.

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INF Communications
Department of Infrastructure
Government of the Northwest Territories
inf_communications@gov.nt.ca