Starting August 1st, Manitoba will be the first province to add 2 demerit points to the fine for cell phone use while driving. “Statistics show that a texting driver is 23 times more likely to become involved in a collision than a non-texting driver,” Sgt. Rob Riffel, commander of the Central Traffic Unit with the Winnipeg Police Service noted in the statement.
Coming to Ontario? We will see – it may be only a matter of time. Click here to see the full article: http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/news/manitoba-adds-demerit-penalty-for-drivers-caught-using-handheld-devices/1002421427/1r86ps3rvwWrq041y4sM2vx/?ref=enews_CU&utm_source=CU&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CU-EN06252013