May 1: Distracted Driving Changes Took Effect

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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.