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MARCH IS DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH

 

In the month of March, officers from Patrol and Traffic Services will be stepping up enforcement

related to distracted driving.

If you are caught talking, emailing, texting, surfing the web, or even holding your device while driving,

you could face increased fines effective January 1, 2019.

 

Drivers with A to G licences

If you have an A, B, C, D, E, F, and/or G licence, starting January 1, 2019 you will face:

For your FIRST conviction:

a fine of up to $1,000

three demerit points

a three-day driver's licence suspension

 

For your SECOND conviction within 5 years:

a fine of up to $2,000

six demerit points

a seven-day driver's licence suspension

 

For your THIRD and all subsequent convictions within 5 years:

a fine of up to $3,000

six demerit points

a 30-day driver's licence suspension

 

Novice Drivers:

Effective January 1, 2019, if you hold  G1, G2, M1, or M2 licence and you are convicted of distracted driving, you will face the same escalating fines as drivers with A to G licences but you won't receive any demerit points.  Instead of demerit points, you will face:

a 30-day licence suspension for a first conviction

a 90-day licence suspension for a second conviction

cancellation of your licence and removal from the Graduated Licensing System (GLS) for a third conviction

 

 

 

 

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