Charge Mayor Ford with Careless Driving, the Highway Traffic Act, s. 130.
  • Petitioned Chief Bill Blair, TPS; Commissioner C. Lewis, OPP; Deputy L. Beechey, OPP

This petition was delivered to:

Chief Bill Blair, TPS; Commissioner C. Lewis, OPP; Deputy L. Beechey, OPP

Charge Mayor Ford with Careless Driving, the Highway Traffic Act, s. 130.

    1. Jean  Yoon
    2. Petition by

      Jean Yoon

      Toronto, Canada

Since his inauguration as mayor in 2010, we the citizens of Toronto have watched as Rob Ford has committed a range of indictable offences in full public view; everything from driving while talking on a cellphone on two different occasions, recklessly calling 911, driving past opening streetcar doors, threatening a reporter on public land, then confiscating his phone and blackberry. In many of these incidents Mr. Ford behaved in a hostile or aggressive manner - giving a mother the finger, escalating his conflict with the streetcar operator, and in the case of the reporter, charging forward with enough force that both parties agree the reporter feared for his physical safety. And now this: clear evidence that Mr. Ford was driving on the morning of Tuesday, August 14, 2012, on the Gardiner Expressway, traveling at approximately 70 kpm, while reading. Mr. Ford has made a public admission: "Yeah, probably. I'm a busy man." But he has made no apologies or shown any understanding that his driving habits are reckless, dangerous and in violation of traffic safety laws. We realize that the Toronto Police Services needs to "cooperate" with the Mayor and relies on the Mayor to maintain its budget. That said, enough is enough. Mr. Ford may be the mayor, but the privileges of his office cannot include immunity from the law. For the safety of the citizens of Toronto, for the integrity of the Toronto Police Services, we the undersigned demand that Mr. Ford be charged immediately under the Highway Traffic Act, section 130:

'Every person is guilty of the offence of driving carelessly who drives a vehicle or street car on a highway without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway and on conviction is liable to a fine of not less than $400 and not more than $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, and in addition his or her licence or permit may be suspended for a period of not more than two years'

"I'm a busy man," is no excuse to flout the law and endanger others. Mr. Ford is a menace on the road and he must be disciplined.

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    • Andrea Ovesny TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I would like to see some accountability of the Mayor. If it was an "average citizen" that person, if caught would be nailed to the wall. However, over and over, again those in the public eye are given special treatment for reasons that are beyond me. As a taxpayer I demand accountability. I also feel it imperative that this fool of a mayor have a driver before he damn well kills someone.

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    • Sharon Poitras ALEXANDER, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I used to live in Toronto - in the days when you had a real Mayor. I am embarrassed on behalf of the friends I still have living in Toronto. This man is a complete idiot. Why has he not yet been arrested? He is thumbing his nose at the laws he should be upholding. Treat him just like you would treat any other law-breaking civilian. Just because the man is a thug should not deter you...

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    • Christina Starr TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      It is a drivers' responsibility to pay attention to the road and drive safely.

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    • Aedan Hoar TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      If the law is going to be applicable to the citizens of Toronto it must be applicable to the people who run it's government. This is an opportunity to either show that you are, in fact, our city's law enforcement officers.

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    • Elaine Brindley TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Criminals and law-breakers of all sorts are routinely charged based on photo and video evidence. What makes this an exception? Why is Rob Ford's behaviour apparently above the law?

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