The case of the driver with fourteen distracted driving related charges is over.
A Richmond, British Columbia woman made headlines for being caught using her smartphone while driving, and being pulled over and fined for distracted driving 14 times.
The Vancouver Police reportedly requested the driver be prohibited from operating a vehicle. Cpl. Dennis Hwang, the police officer who fined the woman after she almost hit his car, said at the time, “I have never encountered anyone with that many convictions for distracted driving, ever. Might be a good candidate for having their driving license reviewed.”
Richmond RCMP stated on Twitter that the roads a bit safer as the driver is “now prohibited from driving.”
“As a result of our interaction with the driver, a subsequent interaction with another police agency, and our concern for public safety, we forwarded a detailed report to Road Safety BC (previously known as the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles),” said Hwang. “The driver in question is now prohibited from driving in B.C.”
The current fines for disobeying the law are $167 and three demerit points, which is one of the lowest levys in the Canada. Distracted driving includes the use of hand-held devices such as smartphones, tablets, iPods, GPS and MP3 players, cellphone, laptops, and DVD players.