OPP Charge Rubbernecking Drivers
How many times have you been stuck in traffic on the highway, only to pass the situation and realize, it's nothing more than a minor fender-bender? Well, those who rubberneck are getting a loud and clear message from the O.P.P.
This past Monday, 21 drivers were charged with distracted driving along the 401 as officers were attending a collision in Napanee.
Two tractor-trailers were involved, and as drivers passed the scene, some were caught slowing down and using their hand held devices to take pictures of the wreckage.
Further to that, officers spotted a driver who was taking a photo of it, while steering with his elbows. One other driver sent a text message while driving at highway speeds and O.P.P. say, that can mean driving the length of a football field, without looking at the road once.
Distracted driving carries a fine of $155 dollars.