Road Today - - Road Safety -

With the ex­cep­tion of 2012, inat­ten­tive driv­ers have taken more lives on OPP- pa­trolled roads than speed­ing and al­co­holimpaired driv­ers since On­tario dis­tracted driv­ing laws took ef­fect in 2009.

A driver con­victed of dis­tracted driv­ing faces:

• a fine of $ 400, plus a vic­tim sur­charge and court fee

• a fine of up to $ 1,000 if you re­ceive a sum­mons or fight your ticket

• three de­merit points ap­plied to your driver’s record.

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