Cell phones and other electronic devices are some of the most common distractions for drivers. Distractions impair driving and significantly increase the risk of being involved in a collision.

Tips to Prevent Distracted Driving

  • Make it a habit to only use your cell phone when you’re parked, have a passenger make/take the call, or let it go to voicemail.
  • Turn off your cell phone before driving or put it in the trunk.
  • Set your GPS and preset your radio before leaving.
  • Avoid other distractions like reading, grooming, eating/drinking, tending to children/pets

Distracted Driving Fines

Drivers found using any hand-held device can face fines of up to $1000. 

  • Drivers receiving their first distracted driving ticket will receive a $615.00 ticket and IF convicted will receive a three day drivers licence suspension
  • Drivers receiving their second distracted driving ticket will receive a summons to court and IF convicted will receive a fine between $500.00 - $2000.00 and a seven day drivers licence suspension
  • Drivers receiving their third distracted driving ticket will receive a summons to court and IF convicted will receive a fine between $500.00 - $3000.00 and a 30 day drivers licence suspension

To learn more about distracted driving, visit Ontario.ca/distracteddriving