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WATCH: Province looking at even stiffer distracted driving laws
This comes after news that fines are increasing
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The province continues to look at imposing stiffer distracted driving penalties, which include demerit points.

Transportation Minister Glen Murray says it will happen soon.

The Chief Justice of Ontario decided to increase fines as of March 18th from $155 to $280 a pop.

Murray underlines the Chief Justice didn't change the law, just hiked fines from a previously set range.

That range is something the province wants to increase as well.

The minister says he's also open to types of technology to curb distracted driving, but is still looking for something which would work in a car setting.

He says technology like breathalyzers and ignition breath-screening systems, as well as tough fines and penalties has resulted in the decrease of drinking and driving incidents and deaths.

Murray hopes the province can lower distracted driving incidents in the same way.

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The province continues to look at imposing stiffer distracted driving penalties, which include demerit points.

Transportation Minister Glen Murray says it will happen soon.

The Chief Justice of Ontario decided to increase fines as of March 18th from $155 to $280 a pop.

Murray underlines the Chief Justice didn't change the law, just hiked fines from a previously set range.

That range is something the province wants to increase as well.

The minister says he's also open to types of technology to curb distracted driving, but is still looking for something which would work in a car setting.

He says technology like breathalyzers and ignition breath-screening systems, as well as tough fines and penalties has resulted in the decrease of drinking and driving incidents and deaths.

Murray hopes the province can lower distracted driving incidents in the same way.

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