By The Canadian Press
TORONTO - The head of the Ontario Provincial Police says drivers who crash in bad weather because of their own negligence should have to pay the bill.
Commissioner Julian Fantino will propose absolute liability legislation today under the Highway Traffic Act to hold irresponsible drivers accountable. This essentially means making drivers pay for accidents in which they were driving aggressively in poor weather, not insurance companies
Fantino says at least 40 per cent of crashes are caused because people are going too fast in poor conditions and not paying attention.
He says his proposal targets people "who could care less" about how they are driving when the roads are bad.
Fantino says his proposal mirrors laws currently on the books in almost every state in the U.S.