New Distracted Driving Penalties Take Effect Today

Heads up – they’re MUCH tougher than before.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re caught using a hand-held electronic device behind the wheel:

  • three day licence suspension
  • $672 fine (up from a $203 fine)
  • five demerits
  • $50 licence reinstatement fee

If you are caught again within 10 years of the first offence the penalties are similar but with a seven day licence suspension instead of three.

So put the phone down and here’s another note; even if you’re phone is mounted on your dash board you can only touch it ONCE to begin, accept or end a call.  More than once will result in a ticket.

 

Featured Image: Paul Chiasson via The Canadian Press (SOURCE: Global News Winnipeg)
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