operating hand-held devices while driving, will be treated as major convictions

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Drivers convicted of distracted driving under the new laws will be punished with a licence suspension, a hefty fine and demerit points. The severity of the punishment increases with the number of subsequent offences committed:

  • First offence: 3 days suspension and $1,000 fine
  • Second offence: 7 days suspension and $2,000 fine
  • Three or more offences: 30 days suspension, $3,000 fine and six demerit points

***Effective April 1, 2019 all convictions relating to distracted driving, including operating hand-held devices while driving, will be treated as major convictions in Pembridge Insurance Company.

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