The province of Ontario is taking a very serious look at stronger ways to crack down on careless and distracted drivers. According to the government, one person is killed every 17 hours on Ontario’s roads. The current fine for distracted driving is between $300 and $1,000 dollars.
The Ontario Liberal government will introduce new legislation this Fall. Here’s what the changes would bring…
– First time offenders will get a fine and a 3 day licence suspension.
– A distracted driver caught for the third time will get a 30 day licence suspension and will be fined up to $3,000 and 6 demerit points.
– Distracted drivers with a G1, G2, M1 or M2 licence that are convicted of three or more times would see their licence cancelled.
– Careless drivers who cause death will have their licence taken away for up to 5 years and could be fined up $50,000.
Just a few more reasons to PUT THE PHONE DOWN WHEN BEHIND THE WHEEL!