Ontario’s new tough distracted driving rules to take effect January 1, 2018
- Simply holding a cell phone or other electronic device while at the wheel counts as distracted driving.
- As of Jan. 1, 2019, motorists charged with distracted driving will face fines as high as $1,000, incur three demerit points, and receive a three-day driver’s licence suspension.
- As of Jan. 1, novice drivers will face the same penalties as regular drivers plus a 30-day licence suspension for a first offence.
- Novice drivers convicted of a second offence will receive a 90-day licence suspension.
- Upon a third conviction, the licence of a novice driver will be cancelled and they will be removed from the graduated licensing system.
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