City Council voted this week to ask the province to pass the vulnerable road users bill, which is now in first reading.
The bill would increase punishments for drivers who hurt or kill pedestrians, cyclists, road-workers, and emergency responders. Drivers would be put on probation, be forced to attend court (where they could hear victim-impact statements) and do community service.
The bill is supported by the family of Gary Sims, who was killed in Mount Dennis by a driver making a right turn into a driveway. The driver received a $500 fine.