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5 New Ontario Driving Laws Taking Effect September 1

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In an effort to make roads in Ontario a little safer, drivers will be faced with a new set of traffic laws next week.

Bill 31 — a.k.a. the "Making Ontario Roads Safer Act" — which was passed in June, will take effect on Tuesday Sept. 1, CTV News reports.

And the new road rules come with some serious penalties. Ranging from immediate suspensions for distracted drivers carrying a G1 or G2 license to more demerit points and hefty fines for fully licensed drivers who fail to follow the new rules — it'll cost you to ignore these changes.

With back-to-school just around the corner, the new policies couldn't come at a better time. On average, 2,400 students are seriously injured and more than 30 are killed in road accidents every year, Global News reports.

Check out the slideshow below to learn more about the five new laws being enforced on Tuesday.

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