TORONTO - Motorists convicted of driving while chatting or texting on a handheld cellphone face three demerit points and fines of up to $1,000 under Ontario legislation introduced Monday.
The province is already increasing the $155 distracted driving fine to $280 as of Tuesday.
The legislation, if passed however, would increase the minimum penalty to at least $300 and as much as $1,000.
The Keeping Ontario’s Roads Safe Act would also require drivers passing cyclists to keep a distance of at least one metre.
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