Distracted Driving has more consequences in Alberta
We're now into the second week of January, and the RCMP are enforcing an increased penalty for distracted driving.
In addition to the $287 fine for distracted driving already in place, those caught will also see three demerit points on their record.
The change was made due to a seemingly universal dismissal by drivers for the consequences if caught.
Cst. Harsulla of the Vegreville detachment, says that while on a seat belt enforcement blitz in the town, they actually handed out three times as many distracted driving tickets.
Distracted driving can include using a G.P.S., putting on makeup, and grooming.