Driving on our Highways in Toronto
On a nice sunny midday morning, I was on my way home from visiting my relatives in Toronto and riding in my sister’s car. We were driving on a not so busy highway westbound so I took out my digital camera from my bag and started taking photos. As we entered the interchange ramp going on to the highway lanes, I took this photo showing some cars ahead of us so we blended into the traffic as soon as we got into the highway lanes.
As we entered the interchange ramp going on to the highway lanes.
Overhead new digital signs with directions and instructions.
Overhead old signs with printed letters of directions.
While driving on the four-lane highway roads, you will notice that there are construction signs all over the place. They are widening the roads to create a six-lane highway to accommodate more vehicles on this busy highway which is still tool free. We have another highway wherein you have to pay tool and they also charge you by the kilometers you have driven and it’s not cheap. Then there are also lots of overpasses crisscrossing the highway below as shown on the next photo here.
A concrete overpasses crisscrossing the highway.
Another concrete overpasses over the highway.
And another concrete overpass on the highway with signs.
On this overpass you can see the Electrical Towers at the side of the highway.
Beside the highway you will also see some highrise office buildings.
On the overhead sign that reads “Pearson” is the way going to the Toronto International Airport.
The Highway entrances and exits are visibly marked for drivers to see and use.
It’s such a nice sunny day for a drive home and my sister is driving the automobile so I had the freedom to shoot all the photos that I wanted to take while the car was on the move. I just had to hold the camera steady so that it won’t blur my pictures. By the way, it has been legislated in our province and other Canadian provinces, too that using the cellphone and other electronic devices (i.e. iphone, ipads, ipods, mp3 players or others ) are very strictly prohibited and banned. If you get spotted by the cops and caught in the act of using those forbidden devices, you can get a ticket with a fine, demerit points and can even go to jail. Because of too many accidents caused by these distractions and have cost lives in the process, the legislation banning these devices was passed by Queen’s Park Legislature in the Province of Ontario.
There’s also a legislation passed that bans street car racing and the consequences are forfeiture of your souped-up vehicle if you have one or any vehicle used to race and then it will be impounded and later demolished by the authorities at their discretion. This law was passed because so many new and young adult drivers have been street car racing lately especially during summertime and the only way to stop this illegal street racing is to punish the culprits. So many lives have been lost in street car racing and mostly innocent ones who were not even racing but hit on a head on collision when the street car racers drive on the wrong side of the road to race other drivers.
It has stopped the street car racing that younger adults have held nightly on quiet neighborhood roads. What they do is assemble in a spot and after social invitations, they start a car race on the streets and the winner probably gets a prize, who knows? The only way to stop the street races was to make it illegal to engage in street car racing and so far it has worked so well. And there’s also a huge fine for street car racing, fined by the thousands and get your driving license suspended for weeks, months or even years and lifetime bans do happen also if you get caught DUI and if you caused bodily harm or kill somebody then you end up in jail. These laws have been implemented to protect the general public from unnecessary evils of street car racing and DUI.
Our streets and highways are a lot safer now that there have been great legislation passed to prevent these occurrences from happening.