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Put the phone down: Police cracking down on texting drivers

Put the phone down: Police cracking down on texting drivers
22 Sep
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If caught, you face a fine of between $300 and $600 and five demerit points.

Don’t do this. Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Avoid texting and driving because it’s dangerous, but also because it will put you on the radar of a police crackdown in Quebec and across the country.

Supported by public-service messages from the Société de l ‘assurance automobile du Québec  (SAAQ) titled Everybody Knows It’s Stupid to Text and Drive — shown on TV, radio and social media — police will be stepping up texting-and-driving checks.

The Highway Safety Code was recently updated to, among other things, increase the severity of the penalties for using phones, or any other portable devices with screens while driving. If caught, you face a fine of between $300 and $600 and five demerit points. A repeat offence within two years will result in an immediate license suspension.

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Source: https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/put-the-phone-down-police-cracking-down-on-texting-drivers

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