Distracted Driving

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Distracted Driving

Smartphones are a huge part of your life as a teenager. When you’re driving, crashes can happen in seconds. Texting, talking on the phone, changing a song or programming your GPS are all forms of distracted driving and can cause crashes.

Do you know the facts and penalties for distracted driving?

Facts and Penalties

Did you know cell phones are one of the most common distractions for drivers? Drivers are 23 times more likely to be in a crash or near-crash event.

If you are a full licenced driver and pulled over today, you would be faced with a minimum fine of $615, 3 demerit points and 3-day vehicle suspension. The fines, demerit points and suspensions increase with subsequent distracted driving convictions.

For novice drivers the penalties are even harsher, you receive the same fine ($615) but you have a 30-day licence suspension. That is just for a first time conviction.

Learn more at https://www.ontario.ca/page/distracted-driving#section-2

If you want to learn more about the Impact of distracted driving can have, watch Josh’s Story.

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