Government will look at raising speed limits on highways to 120 km/h in Ontario

The Ontario government is looking at letting you go faster on highways it controls.

It is launching consultations on speed limits.

Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek says they are considering a highway speed limit of between 100-120 kilometres an hour.

They will do trial runs on various highways, and then monitor how the pilot project impacts driver's commute times.

Yurek also will raise fines for people driving slow in the fast-moving left lanes.

Right now there is a $110 fine and two points for drivers who impede traffic by slowing down traffic in the left lane.

He won't say how high he will raise the fine.

More details on which highways will host the trial runs with increased speed limits should be known next week.