Ontario is hitting their wayward youngsters where the live, in their cars. With a new law coming on the books that says if you drop out of school., you can pretty well forget about driving a car until you turn 18!
The Bill passed through the Ontario Legislature by a margin of 61-27 and was designed to send a message to Ontario’s youth, that education is the key to their future, if not to their cars. The province is looking for a little accountability and responsibility from their youth, willing to skip those lazy days in the mall for the daily duty of trying to gain the foundation for success when they leave the system.
Only those students who find themselves in truancy court will find themselves suspended from their driving privileges. Students who may be finding the academic structure stifling, will be offered co-op placements and trades apprenticeships to help them keep their nose in the books and their keys in their pockets.