Distracted Driving Blitz Results

OPP wrapped up their distracted driving blitz last weekend but say they’re not taking their feet of the pedal of enforcement.

Police say after the weekend campaign, they’ve now laid more than 4,000 charges for distracted driving in 2014.  It is now the number one killer on Ontario roads.  Eleven people have died so far this year in distracted driving related collisions across the province.

While individual stats for every detachment haven’t yet been released in Oxford County, officers charged 55 drivers for driving while distracted during the week-long campaign that ended on Saturday. Another 47 were charged by Huron County OPP.

The fine for distracted driving is now $280 with the Liberal government proposing an increase to $1,000 along with demerit points.