Ontario Extends “CB Radio Exemption” from Distracted Driving Regulation

Ontario extends “CB Radio Exemption”

The exemption that, among other things, allowed CB’s to be used by Truck drivers, which was set to expire January 1st of 2018 has been extended three years to January 1st of 2021. Please see the official notice provided from the Province of Ontario below.

In June 2017, the Ministry of Transportation posted information and proposed policy options publicly on the Ontario Regulatory Registry related to the expiry of Ontario Regulation 366/09 (Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices) of the Highway Traffic Act.  This regulation is set to expire on January 1, 2018

After careful consideration of your input, and the input provided by other stakeholder groups, I am pleased to announce the following change to Ontario Regulation 366/09 (Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices):

The current two-way radio exemption for licenced amateur radio operators and specified commercial, public transit, and public function drivers will be extended for a further three-years, effective January 1, 2018 until January 1, 2021.

The amended regulation can be found at: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r17475