Duly Quoted: John Tory, on Enforcing Traffic Laws
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Duly Quoted: John Tory, on Enforcing Traffic Laws

The mayor talks about efforts to crack down on scofflaws who've been making rush-hour driving a nightmare.

“Our laws have become a joke, and in the process, the traffic has become a nightmare.”

—Mayor John Tory, speaking to reporters this morning about his zero-tolerance policy for those who park illegally and block lanes of traffic during rush hour. Starting today at 7 a.m., police were out on the streets conducting an enforcement blitz in support of the initiative: John Tory reported at this morning’s 10 a.m. press conference that 18 vehicles had already been towed. Tory stressed that the policy is not anti-business, saying, “I would argue this is one of the best pro-family, pro-business policies around” because it will help to reduce the negative effects congestion has on the economy. The City will work with couriers to identify more delivery zones in the downtown core, and Canada Post is changing clearing times for mailboxes so that that its vehicles won’t be required to stop on downtown streets during rush hour.