According to a new report from CBC, the number of distracted driving tickets issued to drivers in Calgary fell year-over-year.
Staff Sgt. Paul Stacey said that distracted driving tickets in Calgary are down 13 percent from the same time last year. Stacey said that the decrease in tickets came from the harsher legislation was passed supporting increased penalties.
The latest legislation now imposes a $287 fine with a possible gain of three demerit points. Stacey says that a distracted driving ticket can have a huge impact on auto insurance and it could lead to the driver losing their licence. In a statement, he said:
“Demerits have an impact on insurance rates and may cause motorists to think twice about picking up the phone while they’re driving.”
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