Ontario Toughens Laws on Texting and Driving

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In what is beginning to be what I consider a worldwide issue that finally governments are cracking down on, Ontario is the latest to get tough on texting and driving.

Fines for distracted driving will increase from a maximum of $1,000 to up to $2,000 for a second conviction, and a maximum of up to $3,000 for third and/or subsequent convictions. Up to six demerit points may also be issued on a driver’s license.

In addition, a first offense could result in a three day suspension, seven days for two convictions, and thirty days for a third or more convictions. I’ve been tough on the issues of texting and driving and continue to advocate license suspensions is the only way to get the message across.

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Approximately, 7,435 accidents were attributed to distracted driving in Toronto, with eight of the accidents resulting in a fatality,  2,642 resulted in injuries, and property damages to 4,785 vehicles.

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