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Ontario increases penalties for drivers who text, email, talk on handheld phone

WATCH ABOVE: The new law allows police to impound vehicles of those suspected to be high behind the wheel. Catherine McDonald has more. 

TORONTO – Ontario unanimously passed legislation Tuesday increasing penalties for drivers who text or use a handheld phone while on the road, and who open their door into the path of a cyclist. 518 more words


Penalty for using cell phones while driving is going up

MONTREAL – You’re taking a greater risk if you plan to use your phone while behind the wheel. As of April 23, drivers will be docked four demerit points. 319 more words


Enjoy the journey

Double demerits are kicking in at midnight tonight. Should you be caught with a mobile phone in your hand while driving you will be getting a $400 fine as well as eight demerit points. 977 more words

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Traffic Police Commander: It is not illegal to use your phone at red light junctions.

Since February this year, motorist caught holding and using any sort of mobile devices (tablets included) while driving, will be flouting the law. (Source ST). 388 more words

New stricter rules coming to Ontario for distracted driving

Lots of buzz today across Ontario as Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca announced a new distracted driving bill in the legislature that will see stiffer penalties and increased fines. 153 more words


Driving is a privilege NOT a right...

I can’t help but feel annoyed when sites such as ‘Police in the Area’ constantly spark debates between Sydney motorists regarding issues of how to get out of infringement notices. 224 more words


Ontario to toughen up distracted driving laws in the fall

TORONTO – The Ontario Liberals will bring back legislation this fall that would toughen penalties and add demerit points for distracted driving.

Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca said the province will impose three demerit points in addition to increasing the maximum fine for distracted driving to $1,000. 222 more words