British Columbia: Distracted driving news

Drivers in British Columbia have paid about $26.7 million in distracted driving fines since 2010, a media report said in June. That's about 160,000 tickets for cell phone use/texting since the provincial law went into effect in 2010, CTV News reported. British Columbia's take was about $9 million in 2013, almost triple the $3.5 million of 2010. Police in Victoria are adding rapid transit to their bag of tricks in stalking distracted drivers. Officers will ride buses and look down on motorists in hopes of spotting violators who would then be pulled over by patrol units. "It's important for … [Read more...]