New legislation banning the use of hand-held cellular phones in vehicles is now being enforced by police across the province. However, motorists are being given a three month grace period to change the way they use their cellphones behind the wheel. Police have said while they will stop Ontarians talking on cellular phones while driving, they won't be giving out tickets just yet.
The new legislation, Bill 118, took effect yesterday and prohibits drivers from using devices they must activate with their fingers or hands while behind the wheel of a vehicle. Texting, checking e-mail, changing information on a GPS system and holding a cellphone to your ear all now all illegal actions.
Luckily, there are several devices that motorists can pick from in order to gab with friends while driving and avoid breaking the new law.