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Distracted driving laws help protect pedestrians:NPD

Stricter penalties for distracted driving are not only aimed at keeping drivers safe.

Pedestrian safety is also a key issue especially in built up areas.

Here’s Sgt Dino Falcone with the Nelson Police Department.

Stricter fines take effect June 1st.

The total penalties for a first time offender who is caught using their phone while driving will be $534.

It’s $888 for a second infraction.

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