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Distracted driving demerits applauded by police and accident victim

March 13, 2015   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on March 26, 2015

CBC News (EDMONTON, ALBERTA)

Renaye Wade spent two years learning to talk again.  This week, the right people finally started listening.

Her voice is quiet, her words halting, but her message has been clear and consistent: Alberta needs much tougher distracted driving laws.

A private member’s bill introduced by Tory MLA Moe Amery this week proposes a fine increase from $172 to $250, and would add three demerit points for drivers caught driving while distracted. The bill is expected to pass during the spring session of the legislature.

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