Province considering tougher laws against texting and driving
There could soon be much tougher laws against texting and driving.
CTV reports that transportation minister Glen Murray plans to introduce stiffer regulations within the next few months.
"We now live in the world of Blackberrys and iPhones and it's a different reality," Murray tells CTV's Paul Bliss. "And it's time to really look at what are the kind of penalties that will work."
Murray says a $155 fine isn't deterring drivers so he thinks giving out demerit points may serve as a deterrent.
"It's certainly something that I am personally supportive of and think that we really need to look at it very seriously," Murray says.
PC MPP Lisa MacLeod is on board. In fact, she says she would support an even tougher penalty - a license suspension.
"I think when people are faced with the loss of their license for a week, or two, or a month, they take those considerations very seriously more than sometimes a fine," she tells CTV.
Bliss reports that the government is already consulting with police, CAA and MADD Canada.