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Provincial Government cracking down on distracted driving

Provincial Government cracking down on distracted driving

The BC government is cracking down on repeated distracted driving offenders with higher insurance penalties.

Effective next March, The province has announced plans to designate distracted driving as a high-risk behavior under the I-C-B-C Driver Risk Premium program.

Now, for drivers with two or more distracted driving tickets in a three year period will see total financial penalties rise to as much as two-thousand dollars an increase of 740 dollars.

Distracted driving is a factor in more than 25 percent of all traffic fatalities in B-C and Attorney General David Eby says the change will treat distracted driving as on par with impaired driving and excessive speeding.

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