It's been revealed that just last week, Ontario chief justice Annemarie Bonkalo has agreed to an increase in the traffic fines associated with distracted driving, by signing a judicial order, approving the increase.
Effective March 18th, 2014, any motorist that is caught while looking at the screen of a:
or similar device while driving will be fined $280an increase from $155, which is almost DOUBLE the previous rate.
The majority of law enforcement offices believe that the fines are a step in the right direction for driver safety, simply due to drivers not getting the message about the dangers that are associated with distracted driving, which has been known to produce horrific automotive accidents and injuries.
In a statement from Constable Clint Stibbe, a Toronto police traffic officer:
"We've seen a lack of compliance.... We're seen fatalities that are directly attributed to the use of a cellphone.... It's an ongoing problem and it is taking lives."
Have you or someone you love been involved in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver? At the law offices of Greg Monforton and Partners, we urge all drivers to put down any possible distractions and can help injury victims obtain a legal solution to any injury claims that they may wish to pursue.
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