Tough new sanctions are coming for distracted driving in BC.
As of June 1st it will cost $543 for a first offence of using a cell phone while driving. That’s a $368 fine plus a $175 penalty premium from ICBC.
A second offence within a 12 month period will see a total penalty of $888.
Repeat offenders may be labelled “high risk” and be subject to driving prohibitions.
In 2014, distracted and inattentive driving was a contributing factor in killing 66 people and seriously injuring 630 more on BC roads.