Distracted Driving Fines Go Up Today

Fines for distracted driving have officially increased as of today. A fine of $280 including surcharges will now be imposed for lawbreakers, up from $155.

Sarnia Police Constable Les Jones says distracted driving is more than just using your cell phone behind the wheel. He says eating food and putting on make-up also fall under distracted driving.

Jones says distracted driving is the leading cause of crashes on area roadways.

There are currently no demerit points for distracted driving, however the Liberal government introduced legislation yesterday that if passed would mean a three demerit point hit and up to $1,000 in fines for distracted drivers.

Lambton OPP reported issuing 21 provincial offence notices during last week’s campaign against distracted driving.