Province planning to replace Motor Vehicle Act

Government says it's planning to replace the Motor Vehicle Act with a New Traffic Safety Act. 

It says one of the first areas being updated are the rules of the road, including distracted driving, speed limits, and bicycling. 

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines says the province needs to modernize these laws as the existing act was written in the early 1900's. 

He adds that the government wants the new act to be more flexible and responsive.

The new act, which would regulate the registration and identification of motor vehicles and the use of provincial highways and roads, is expected to be introduced in the Nova Scotia legislature this fall. 

Nova Scotians will be able to provide written and online feedback until June 8th.