Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Transport ministers won’t commit to criminalizing distracted driving

September 28, 2016   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Global News (TORONTO, ONTARIO)

Transport ministers from across Canada seemed to have mixed feelings about the criminalization of distracted driving on Wednesday as they met in Toronto.

Quebec’s transport minister, Laurent Lessard, asked Ottawa to consider criminalizing distracted driving last month. Global News used this week’s meeting to ask all Lessard’s provincial counterparts if they would be on board with that. Some were, but others weren’t so sure — or avoided answering the question entirely.

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