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Fines for distracted driving jumped today to $543 including the cost of penalty points.  Combine that significant fine with undercover operations to detect distracted drivers as well as new technology hopefully will decrease the incidence of texting and driving and other high risk distracted driving behavior.

ICBC reports that on average 81 people die each year in BC due to distracted driving.  Many more are injured each year due to distracted driving and thousands of dollars of vehicle damage result.  Check out this infographic on distracted driving by ICBC.

Stay safe and leave the phone alone while you are driving.