Mayor of Wasaga Beach wants changes to fines, penalties for some driving infractions

Tougher deterrents needed, says Nina Bifolchi

Wasaga Beach Mayor Nina Bifolchi has written to Premier Ford asking for new regulations and increased fines for some traffic violations in the wake of last weekend’s car rally in the town.

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“I feel that serious consideration needs to be given to deterring these types of events province-wide. We don’t want to just push them out of our community so they can land in another community causing the same disruption, disrespect and cost to the taxpayer,” wrote Bifolchi.

She wants the fines for not having license plates front and back, and loud or improper exhaust systems increased to $110 dollars $85.

The mayor has also suggested longer licence suspensions, vehicle impoundments be increased from one week to as much as one-to-two months, and that nitrous oxide fuel systems be banned.

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