British Columbia: Distracted driving news

British Columbia drivers talking on handheld cell phones will face 3 demerit points vs. their licenses as of Oct. 20, 2014. Attorney General Suzanne Anton said the province is looking at higher fines, but for now the $167 fine stands. "It's clear that the $167 fine is not enough on its own, so we're starting by targeting those people who are talking on a hand-held device while they're driving with more severe penalties,” Anton said Oct. 8. "Ticket volumes show us that more drivers are ticketed for talking on an electronic device than for texting and driving, and so that is where we decided to … [Read more...]