Texting and Driving

Texting and Driving

Texting and Driving

In Ontario, deaths from distracted driving are increasing every year. Texting and driving are some of the most dangerous reasons for car accidents. It is widespread to see many drivers texting and driving even with the Ontario Regulation in force under the Road Traffic Act.

Driving distracted and texting or viewing display screens programs can be just as hazardous as driving under the influence. A few seconds distracted can land you in a catastrophic car accident. Besides that, the distracted driving penalties in Ontario can be severe and can include:

  • Smoking or vaping
  • Watching videos
  • Texting or emailing
  • Talking on a handheld device
  • Programming a GPS
  • Reading
  • Eating or drinking
  • Grooming

The fines for texting and driving in Ontario can be from $615 to $3.000 with three to six demerit points, depending on each case and if you are in a first time, second-time or third-time.

If you are involved in distracted driving penalties, and it wasn’t your fault. Juzkiw Law Firm can help you. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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