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Should distracted driving be a criminal offence? Quebec urges Ottawa to consider it

August 25, 2016   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on September 23, 2016

Global News (MONTREAL, QUEBEC)

Quebec’s new transport minister wants his federal counterpart Marc Garneau to examine the possibility of making it a criminal offence to use a cellphone while driving.

Laurent Lessard raised the issue during a press briefing on Wednesday morning, according to La Presse Canadienne.

“Let (Garneau) look at what elements of criminalization would be involved,” Lessard said. “It is his responsibility, we will discuss it. This will be the agenda … I will ask him to analyze it.”

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