2015 June Newsletter

July 16 will mark the end of the consultation process by the government to help determine what would change people’s driving behaviour. The fine in BC for distracted driving is currently $167, the second lowest in Canada. The only province with a lower fine is Quebec. Fines across the country range from a low of $154 to a high of $1,000 in Ontario. Among the options being considered are higher fines, impounding vehicles and suspending licenses. Distracted driving is a significant issue. In this day of smart phones, the temptation to check email and texts leads to dangerous behavior on the part of motorists. Distracted driving is dangerous driving and results in death and serious injury.

 

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