Last weekend, the City of Toronto launched its King Street Pilot Project.
The one-year project is intended to change the way cars travel on King Street, the busiest surface transit route in the city, with some 65,000 transit users commuting daily.
People and transit will now be given first priority, by improving transit reliability, speed, and capacity, specifically between Bathurst and Jarvis.
And while transit users are loving the pilot so far, drivers have to get used to the new rules along King.
On the first day of the pilot, Toronto officer Clint Stibbe had issued 37 warnings during the day.
“This is not a good way to start the pilot. Drivers need to do better, saying I didn’t know about the changes for the King Street Pilot is not acceptable,” he said. “The signs are clearly posted. You are responsible for your actions when driving a car.”
By Friday, Stibbe said that thousands had been issued warnings this week. But the warnings will end Sunday, and police will begin ticketing drivers on Monday.
Anyone caught taking the wrong turns on King, or driving through the street, will be given a $110 fine and two demerit points.
So take note drivers.
The #KingStreetPilot @TorontoPolice ticketing starts monday.Have u changed your behaviour yet? Thousands of warnings issued so far this week,warnings will end on Sunday. $110 & 2 demerit points if you are convicted of the offence.No exceptions for local residents. #PlanAhead pic.twitter.com/7ADZyahbjo
— Clint Stibbe (@TrafficServices) November 17, 2017