May 1: Distracted Driving Changes Took Effect

As of May 1, 2016, changes to the Motor Vehicle Act to address distracted driving are in effect. Fines may now apply to drivers holding, operating or even touching a restricted device such as a cell phone. Drivers can now receive licence suspensions lasting 24 hours, seven days and 30 days for their 2nd, 3rd and 4th distracted driving offences in a two-year period. And the fine for distracted driving in school and construction zones is now $644.