Ontario to Increase Distracted Driving Penalties Starting January 1, 2019

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In an ongoing effort to create safe roadways, Ontario is increasing its penalties for distracted driving infractions beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

Distracted driving is a continued safety concern across Canada. However, the widespread increase in cellphone use over the past decade has brought the issue to the forefront. In fact, in Ontario alone, deaths from collisions caused by distracted driving have more than doubled since 2000.