The Tories and Liberals join forces to push for demerit points for distracted driving, the month after the Transportation Minister said he would be looking into the province's options.
Tory MPP Lisa MacLeod says the province didn't look at the big picture when distracted driving fines were introduced four years ago and she says many MPPs were surprised at that fact.
Ottawa Resident Rick Levesque has started a petition to get the province to move quickly on this. His wife was in an accident caused by distracted driving. She suffered a neck injury.
The push comes as the Insurance Bureau of Canada reveals a startling statistic: Ontario Director of Government Relations Doug DeRabbie says there have been almost 50 deaths on the province's roads this year cause by distracted driving, 20 more than impaired driving.
CAA reveals people are 23 time more likely to be in an accident if you're texting and driving.
Levesque thinks increased insurance rates linked to demerit points will encourage people to be more responsible when driving.
Liberal MPP Bas Balkissoon has introduced a private member's bill on the matter.