Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become a large scale issue as everything becomes connected. It is important to know what constitutes distracted driving. Includes but not limited to;

  • Using a phone or handheld device (tablet too)
  • Viewing display screens not specific to driving.
  • Programming a GPS.
If you get a distracted driving ticket as of 2019 the consequences have increased. 

1st conviction
  • fine of $615 or up to $1000 if you choose to fight the charge and lose.
  •  three demerit points
  •  3 days suspension
  •  Novice drivers get – 30 days suspension
2nd conviction
  • $615 fine, $2000 if you choose to fight the charge and lose.
  • Six demerit points
  • 7 days suspension
  • Novice drivers get - 90 day suspension
3rd conviction
  • $615 fine, $3000 if you choose to fight the charge and lose.
  • Six demerit points
  • 30 day suspension

It is important to note that it is considered a major infraction and your insurance rates will go up.
 
Most important, distracted driving may cause an accident resulting in injuries or death. Your attentions should be on the road – don’t use your devices and drive!