Councillor Josh Matlow

CBC News: Toronto councillor wants $500 fine for ‘road hogs’

A Toronto city councillor says he’s tired of ‘road hogs’ who cause needless traffic jams in the city and he wants to make them pay.


Josh Matlow says he’s tired of the drivers who stop their cars to run an errands during rush hour, while other drivers have to pull around them.


“What happens is you have two lanes of traffic and one lane is congested because one person thinks their coffee or their dry cleaning is more important than everyone else,” said Matlow.

“Then people are late for work. It stalls the economy. It’s not good for anyone.”


The first-term councillor says he wants the fine increased to a whopping $500.


The current fine for blocking a live lane on rush-hour routes ranges from $40 to $60.


The proposal to change the fine will have to be approved by City Council.


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