While distracted driving in BC is illegal, it appears a number of drivers in Vancouver still aren’t getting the message.
On Wednesday, the VPD set up distracted driving enforcement on Granville Street to crack down people using their phone while driving.
And just two-and-a-half hours later, police tweeted that 15 people had already been caught in the act.
Our officer & volunteers are still set up on Granville Street watching for distracted drivers. In 2.5 hours, 15 drivers have already received tickets for #DistractedDriving. Please #LeaveYourPhoneAlone. #DontDriveDistracted!#VPD #KnowYourPartBC pic.twitter.com/9z3EX8i7XV
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) March 13, 2019
The use of personal electronic devices while driving has been banned in BC since January 1, 2010.
The fine for a single distracted driving violation ticket is $368, along with four penalty points that will be applied against a driver’s record.
These points will also result in a driver paying a further $175 ICBC Driver Penalty Point premium, for a total of $543 for a first infraction.