ICYMI: You can be fined $100 just for holding your cell phone while driving

Sep 22 2017, 8:23 pm

Montreal police will be toughening up on drivers caught using their cell phone behind the wheel this week.

From September 22 to 28, the Montreal Police Department, Sûreté du Québec, Longueuil Agglomeration Police Service, and the Association of Quebec Police Directors are joining forces to crack down on distracted drivers.

During this joint operation throughout the province, police officers will pay particular attention to the use of cell phones while driving and will intervene if other offenses against the CSR or the Criminal Code are committed.

And in case you didn’t know, if you’re caught with a cell phone in your hand while driving, you’ll receive fine between $80 to $100 and you can lose four demerit points.

“Driving distractions are all that makes you leave the eyes of the road,” said Sûreté du Québec, in a statement.

“They remain one of the main causes of road collisions in Quebec. They reduce the concentration of the driver and considerably increase the risk of being involved in a collision or other violations of the Highway Safety Code.”

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