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More than 1,500 distracted driving charges laid during OPP blitz

The latest campaign ran over the week of March Break
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Ontario Provincial Police are out with numbers from their Distracted Driving Campaign conducted over March Break.

Their officers laid 1,508 distracted driving charges across the province.

In West Region, which covers Waterloo Region, OPP issued 144 tickets for distracted driving. 

An additional distraction-related careless driving charges were also laid against drivers nabbed dividing their attention between driving and some other activity.

So far in 2019, the OPP have laid over 2,000 distracted driving charges.

New penalties that kicked in January 1, include a fine of up to $1,000, three demerit points and a three-day licence suspension. As well, novice drivers can also face longer licence suspensions under the new laws.


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