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Distracted driving.

New legislation aims to fight the increase of distracted driving on Ontario roads. Drive safely and stay alert.

Distracted driving on our roads.

Distracted driving happens on Ontario's roads every day. Texting and driving is one of the leading causes of collisions on highways and roads in our cities. CAA, through the Heads Up! initiative, aims to bring awareness to this growing issue.

Ontario's ban of the use of handheld devices while driving has been in effect since October 2009. Despite this ban, distracted driving has become more prevalent. In fact, if current trends persist, by 2016 distracted driving may surpass impaired driving as a factor in fatal crashes on roads.

It’s the law!

In Ontario, it’s illegal for drivers to talk, text, type, dial or email using cell phones and other handheld communication and entertainment devices. Effective September 1, 2015, drivers who are caught breaking the law face a minimum fine of $490 and plus 3 demerit points upon conviction.