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New Law Will Suspend Your License For Three Months If You’re Caught Texting And Driving In Canada

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It’s no surprise that the RCMP has been cracking down on distracted driving. Police have been focusing on distracted driving as they patrol drivers on the road. There has been a lot of talk about what is considered “distracted driving” and we now know, that it is a lot more than just texting and driving.

New legislation introduced by minister Ron Schuler will see that distracted drivers will have their licences suspended for three months in these provinces: Ontario, Prince Edward Island,Newfoundland and Labrador,Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia,Manitoba,Nunavut,Northwest . If they are caught a second time, the automatic suspension will be for seven months ! 

Can you imagine trying to get to work for an entire week, without your license? That sounds rough. The bill was approved today but it cannot be distributed until Monday because the Opposition needs time to read it. 

The new rules are meant to target people using their cellphones while driving, but “grooming your dog, putting makeup on, reading a book and cramming for your exam on the way to university are all included in the legislation.

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