British Columbia: Distracted driving news

Tougher penalties for distracted driving are a reality in British Columbia. The new punishments, which went into effect June 1, will cost first offenders a base fine of $368. With insurance costs tied to four new penalty points, that adds up to $543. The total for second offenses within the same year comes to $888, with an automatic license review for possible probation. Penalty points escalate from there. British Columbia's government sought out public input on the province's new distracted driving penalties (below). The outgoing fine is $167. The province confirmed the changes in early … [Read more...]