Penalties for careless drivers who hurt or kill someone on the road could be going up.

The province has proposed increasing fines for careless driving causing death or bodily harm to up to $50,000, along with a possible two-year jail sentence and six demerit points.

Moose FM took to the streets to find out how North Hastings residents feel about the idea.

The province says the goal of the legislation would be to protect pedestrians and cyclists on the road. Fines for distracted driving and failing to yield for pedestrians could also be going up.