Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Causes More Injuries than Impaired Driving Says SGI

According to Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), more people in Saskatchewan are injured in distracted driving collisions every year than are injured in impaired driving and speeding collisions combined, Global News reports. “There’s no phone call, there’s no text, there’s no Instagram story or message on Snap … that’s worth potentially injuring or killing somebody,” said SGI...

Winnipeg Police Reminds Residents About Consequences of Distracted Driving

To marking April as the official Distracted Driving Month, Winnipeg police are reminding residents about the consequences of speeding and distracted driving. According to Global News, roughly 30 people die in collisions involving distracted driving in Manitoba every year. Under Manitoba's distracted driving laws, it is illegal to use any hand-held device for any reason while on the...

B.C. Supreme Court Judge Rules Cellphone in Lap is Distracted Driving

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has upheld a previous ruling reaffirming a cellphone on your lap constitutes as distracted driving. Back in March 2019, Zahir Rajani was stopped in Victoria by a police officer who saw the man driving while looking down at his lap. Rajani was pulled over and the officer saw a cellphone...

Judge Acquits Vancouver Island Woman’s Driving Ticket for Charging Phone

Judicial justice H.W. Gordon has thrown out a Vancouver Island woman’s distracted driving ticket handed out while charging her phone, CTV News is reporting. The decision issued in Victoria provincial court ruled that Meghan Sarah Wesley Wylie was not “using" her phone as defined in the Motor Vehicle Act. Const. M. Christians of the Capital...

Saskatchewan Increasing Fines for Distracted Driving Starting Tomorrow

The Saskatchewan government hopes tougher fines will reduce the number of distracted drivers in the province. Starting February 1, he penalties for distracted driving in the province are going up. According to a new report from National Post, the first offence for distracted driving will go from $280 CAD to $580. After a conviction, the penalties escalate...

B.C. Driver Gets Ticketed for Switching Song on Dash-Mounted Cellphone

According to a Global News report, a B.C driver has been issued a distracted driving ticket for switching song on her dash-mounted cellphone. The Vancouver Island woman, who plans to fight the driving ticket, said the officer complimented her for having a clean driving record, then issued a distracted driving ticket. “He said there is a distracted...

60-Year-Old Ontario Man Ticketed While Watching a YouTube How-To Video

A 60-year-old Ontario man was caught by the West Grey Police Service last Monday, watching a how-to YouTube video on his phone while driving. According to CBC News, the Officers were conducting a RIDE program 70-minute drive north of Kitchener at Durham Road E. and Garafraxa Street N. in Durham. "He was watching a YouTube tutorial video it seemed...He...