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Distracted driving penalties increase under new Ontario law

Ontario has passed new legislation to increase penalties for drivers who text or use a handheld phone, impose a one-metre distance rule between vehicles and bicycles, and hike fines for “dooring” a cyclist. Fines for distracted drivers will increase from the old range of $60 to $500 to between $300 to $1,000 plus three demerit points. Using handheld electronic devices while driving has been outlawed in Ontario since 2009, except for 911 emergency calls. Click the link below to read more. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/distracted-driving-penalties-increase-under-new-ontario-law-1.3096785

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