Ontario’s new driving laws will officially take affect on January 1, 2019. The severity of punishments increase will increase with the number of offences committed.
- 1. The first offence will mean a three day suspension and a $1,000 fine (the current fine is set at $490).
- 2. The second offence will mean a seven day suspension and a $2,000 fine.
- 3. Three or more offences will lead to a thirty day suspension, a $3,000 fine, and six demerit points.
With the new rules in the place, distracted driving could cost you even if you're on a hightway or stopped.
Distracted driving is no longer limited to making phone calls or texting. Using a GPS, looking at a smart watch, and even eating behind the wheel are all punishable under the new laws.