Although it has been illegal for drivers in Ontario to talk, text, type, dial or email using hand-held cell phones and other hand-held devices, the accidents from distracted driving remain prevalent. In September 2015, the penalties for distracted driving in Ontario have increased significantly, and we sincerely hope that this will help reduce distracted driving accidents.
As of September 1, 2015, a driver that is convicted of distracted driving, will face a fine of $490, and as high as $1,000; and three demerit points.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a distracted driving accident in Ontario, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. To learn more about your rights, call us for a FREE CONSULTATION with an injury lawyer at 416-900-1070 or toll free at 1-866-234-6093, or complete our online request form here.
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