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Distracted driving fines going up to $280
The new fines go into effect as of March 18
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If you still won't put down your cell phone while driving (even though it's against the law) maybe this will make you think twice.

Ontario Chief Justice signed a document on Feb. 18 to raise the fine for distracted driving.

The change bumps the cost of a distracted driving ticket from $125 to $280. The new fines go into effect as of March 18.

Since at least last Fall, the provincial government has been considering changes to distracted driving rules including possibly issuing demerit points.

Toronto Police Constable Clint Stibbe spoke to NewsTalk 1010, "I think that the fine is going to have some people, maybe think twice about using a cell phone while driving".

Since 2011, Toronto police have laid more than 55,000 charges for offences related to distracted driving.

Distracted driving is any action that a driver engages in that takes their focus away from the safe operation of their car and includes the use of hand-held communication devices or entertainment like Mp3 players, laptops or DVD players.

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If you still won't put down your cell phone while driving (even though it's against the law) maybe this will make you think twice.

Ontario Chief Justice signed a document on Feb. 18 to raise the fine for distracted driving.

The change bumps the cost of a distracted driving ticket from $125 to $280. The new fines go into effect as of March 18.

Since at least last Fall, the provincial government has been considering changes to distracted driving rules including possibly issuing demerit points.

Toronto Police Constable Clint Stibbe spoke to NewsTalk 1010, "I think that the fine is going to have some people, maybe think twice about using a cell phone while driving".

Since 2011, Toronto police have laid more than 55,000 charges for offences related to distracted driving.

Distracted driving is any action that a driver engages in that takes their focus away from the safe operation of their car and includes the use of hand-held communication devices or entertainment like Mp3 players, laptops or DVD players.

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