Quebec: Distracted driving news

Montreal police reported more than 10,000 cell-phone-related citations so far in 2017. Almost 2,000 tickets were handed out for other distraction offenses. The ticketing data were released in mid-September as part of an auto insurance board campaign targeting texting and other forms of distracted driving. More than 40 percent of collisions in Quebec are linked to distracted drivers. Quebec's new transportation minister wants the federal government to consider criminalizing electronic distracted driving. Laurent Lessard said he would ask Canadian minister Marc Garneau to study the issue to … [Read more...]