There are strong penalties in effect for distracted driving in British Columbia.
- Each offence will include a base fine of $368 and will add four penalty points to your driving record;
- If you have four or more points at the end of a 12-month period, you'll need to pay a driver penalty point (DPP) premium.
- If you get more than one distracted driving ticket in a three-year period, you may also have to pay a driver risk premium.
ICBC data indicates that you are 5 times more likely to be in a crash if you're on your hand-held phone.
Drivers have responsibilities for the rules of the road and the use of electronic devices while behind the wheel. No call, text, post, share, email or like is worth the risk while on the roads for you or the other road users.
TAKE THE PLEDGE - to leave the phone alone while driving