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WATCH: What leaders would do to curb distracted driving

Liberals vow to re-introduce dead legislation

Distracted driving has become an increasing problem on the province's roads and even though fines have increased this year, some critics say that's not enough.

That's because if you look at every other car on the roads, you'll see drivers glancing down, not giving traffic their full attention.

So Newstalk 1010 put the question to the provincial parties: if elected, what would they do to curb distracted driving?

In Niagara, Tory leader Tim Hudak says there are already strong laws on the books but points to needing more police officers on the roads.

Premier Kathleen Wynne references a bill that died because of the election, promising to re-introduce it if re-elected.

The proposed penalties in the legislation were three demerit points and raising the maximum fine from $280 to $1,000.

She says this would be a priority for a Liberal government.

The NDP campaign says they take road safety seriously. If elected, an NDP government would considered various ways to stop people from driving distracted, including "fines, demerit points and awareness campaigns."

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  1. Angry Bill posted on 05/28/2014 04:43 PM
    Let's see... an article about the leaders dealing with distracted driving by wanting to fine people back into the stone age.

    This, alongside an article about driverless cars.... Hmmmm... I dunno, but I think I see a potential solution, here.
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