Using your handheld device while driving has been illegal in Ontario since October 26th, 2009 – this includes the use of a mobile phone to talk, text, email or surf the web. A recent survey commissioned by the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) showed that 65.9% of Ontario drivers never use their wireless device while driving. Looks like the Toronto Police is interested to make that number a bit higher.
Starting today until Sunday, February 17th the Toronto Police will embark on the “Don’t Drive Distracted” campaign. They’re looking to crackdown on those motorists who are breaking the law and using their mobile device while driving. If you’re caught you could face a fine upward of $500. The end goal is to make the roads safer.
Source: Toronto Police (PDF)