Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Quebec considers demerit points for drivers who text

September 24, 2014   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on October 7, 2014

September 24, 2014, CTV News (QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC)

Quebec Transport Minister Robert Poeti is considering tougher sanctions against drivers who are caught texting, including hitting them with four demerit points.

Currently, Quebec motorists caught texting can lose three points and be fined up to $100.

Poeti said Wednesday it is difficult to assess the extent of the problem but added that many accidents are caused by motorists using their smartphones while at the wheel.

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