Canada’s Largest Province is bringing down the law on distracted drivers. Will drivers smarten up?
Canada’s largest province by size and population is Ontario. Their provincial government is now introducing legislation that will increase the minimum fine for distracted driving from $155 to $300 or even as much as $1000. These new distracted driver laws will be the toughest in Canada if approved by their minority government. Drivers will also get 3 demerit points on their drivers licence meaning that insurance renewals will get even more costly.
What do they consider distracted driving in Ontario? Texting or talking on a cellphone while not using with it an approved hands free device. While not part of the present legislation the government also said it is open to adding eating, and putting on makeup into the definition of distracted driving.
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