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.