British Columbia: Distracted driving news

British Columbia's Supreme Court gave distracted driving enforcers a boost in late May with a ruling that emphasizes "the handling of the device" as an infraction. A Vancouver man fought the ticket he received for plugging in his phone at a red light. Justice Miriam Maisonville ruled the citation was legal: "It's the handling of the device, and the use, not whether the device was capable of transmitting or receiving -- that is the issue before the court." Tougher penalties for distracted driving are a reality in British Columbia. The new punishments, which went into effect June 1, 2016, … [Read more...]