NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING PENALTIES

Tribune Express - - ACTUALITÉS | NEWS -

As of Ja­nua­ry 1st, there are new penalties for distracted driving on On­ta­rio roads. Anyone caught using a hand-held de­vice like a cell­phone while driving will face fines of bet­ween $500 to $1000 on convic­tion, along with three de­me­rit points and a three-day sus­pen­sion of their dri­ver’s li­cense. A se­cond convic­tion is worth a fine of bet­ween $500 to $2000, six de­me­rit points, and a se­ven-day li­cence sus­pen­sion. A third convic­tion means a fine of bet­ween $500 to $3000, six de­me­rit points, and 30-day sus­pen­sion. Sta­tis­tics show distracted driving is a fac­tor in 40 per cent of On­ta­rio’s traf­fic ac­ci­dents.– Gregg Cham­ber­lain

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