Canadian Road Safety News Digest

New legislation toughens penalties for distracted driving

July 16, 2015   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on August 11, 2015

Government of PEI (CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI)

Recent amendments to the Highway Safety Act create tougher penalties for those caught driving while using handheld communication devices, says Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar.

“It is sad to see collisions on our Island roads that could be prevented if drivers would understand the dangers of distracted and impaired driving,” said Minister Biggar. “Distracted driving is just as serious as impaired driving. Using a phone while driving is dangerous and deadly.”

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