Within the next few days police in Ontario will begin to pull over drivers they see texting or talking on cellular telephones. It is entirely likely that some amateur radio operators, who are legally exempt from Bill 118, will be stopped if they are seen to be operating their mobile radio equipment.
In order to prevent any unnecessary delay, amateurs in Ontario should consider carrying a copy of their Certificate of Proficiency plus a copy of the exemptions section of Bill 118. (Here’s a link.)
While such stops maybe annoying, the ability to produce these documents quickly would likely prove helpful.
If you are stopped by police for operating your two-way radio equipment RAC would very much like to hear from you. We will be keeping a record of any such stops for possible future use in our ongoing talks with government officials.
Any information can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org