NEWS
 
UPDATE: Distracted driving number one killer on Ontario roads
OPP release stats as province eyes changes to law
1 0
Toronto police pull over distracted drivers in a hearse
Amber Gero

The province is expected to introduce distracted driving legislation in the next couple of weeks, to attach demerit points to offences.

And as we wait for that, the OPP has releases a disturbing but not surprising statistic - distracted driving is the biggest killer on Ontario roads.

Sgt. Peter Leon says last year, distracted driving was responsible for 78 deaths in accidents. That's compared to 57 caused by impaired driving and 44 caused by speed.

Leon says the OPP welcomes any move by the province to impose stricter fines to distracted driving.

The transportation minister has said the province is considering increasing the range for fines as well, so the courts could alter how much a fine is without having to to go back to the province.

On March 17th, the fine for distracted driving is going up from $155 to $280.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. Marc V. posted on 03/04/2014 06:24 PM
    This is a very serious issue. Please take a moment to view and share the following PSA video against texting and driving, which was done as a collaboration between the Algonquin College School of Media & Design in Ottawa, and the Ottawa Police Service.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX1yD4L_cwo
showing all comments

DON'T MISS

PEOPLE'S VOICE AWARDS

HELP US VOTE FOR A WINNER!

Listen to the finalists in the PEOPLE'S VOICE AWARD contest and help us vote for the winner of $5,000 PLUS a guest spot on Moore in the Morning's Roundtable!

IN-DEPTH & INTERACTIVE

SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER TO GET PRESALE TICKETS!

TED RADIO HOUR

We've got a new show! Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz, Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 7pm

MILLARD TRIAL

Stories from the trial of Dellen Millard for the murder of Tim Bosma

 
1 0
Toronto police pull over distracted drivers in a hearse
Amber Gero

The province is expected to introduce distracted driving legislation in the next couple of weeks, to attach demerit points to offences.

And as we wait for that, the OPP has releases a disturbing but not surprising statistic - distracted driving is the biggest killer on Ontario roads.

Sgt. Peter Leon says last year, distracted driving was responsible for 78 deaths in accidents. That's compared to 57 caused by impaired driving and 44 caused by speed.

Leon says the OPP welcomes any move by the province to impose stricter fines to distracted driving.

The transportation minister has said the province is considering increasing the range for fines as well, so the courts could alter how much a fine is without having to to go back to the province.

On March 17th, the fine for distracted driving is going up from $155 to $280.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. Marc V. posted on 03/04/2014 06:24 PM
    This is a very serious issue. Please take a moment to view and share the following PSA video against texting and driving, which was done as a collaboration between the Algonquin College School of Media & Design in Ottawa, and the Ottawa Police Service.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX1yD4L_cwo
showing all comments

Top stories

Police say a man in his 20s pulled out a handgun and stole a grey Toyota Corolla with license plate BNTW 234.