VICTORIA, BC – British Columbia has more than doubled its fine for distracted driving, raising the base penalty from $175 to $368 effective June 1.
The new sanctions reflect what government heard during a public consultation where 90% of respondents supported stronger distracted driving penalties. In 2014, distracted and inattentive driving was a factor in 66 deaths and 630 serious injuries on B.C. roads.
Over the past three years, approximately 50,000 distracted driving tickets have been issued annually.
ALBANY, NY – Ben Lieberman says he’s often heard there is no such thing as a breathalyzer for distracted driving. “So we created one,” he says.
WASHINGTON – The FMCSA solidified its federal guidance banning truckers from texting while driving, while also announcing plans to write a separate rule for hazmat trucks.
CALGARY — In Alberta that’s still the question. There continues to be some ambiguities with the legislation the province passed last month