New rules have taken effect that greatly increase penalties for failing to give your undivided attention to the road. Ontario drivers who are caught with their eyes off the road for any reason will face not only fines, but demerit points as well. Last year the fines for distracted driving were increased, but cities in Ontario still saw a considerable number of drivers ticketed for the offence – London drivers alone saw close to 2,000 tickets issued. As such these new measures have been added to further deter unsafe driving habits.
New penalties for distracted driving include:
Keep the following recommendations in mind to avoid being penalized during your next commute:
The new road rules also include measures to further protect cyclists, school buses, and emergency vehicles. For full information on the Ministry Of Transportations’ definitions and guidelines for distracted driving, visit their website.
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Published On: 1st September 2015 by Ernie Sherman.