Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cellphone Penalties Increase

The province is introducing stronger penalties for those who exhibit risky behaviour on our roads. Amendments introduced today (November 16th) to the Motor Vehicle Act will double fines for those caught using a hand-held cellphone while driving and the loss of four demerit points on a driver's record. A second amendment to the act will increase penalties for street racing or stunt driving. Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Bill Estabrooks says by increasing penalties for those who exhibit dangerous behaviour, the province is making our roads safer.