Distracted Driving

Reducing fatalities and serious injuries from Distracted Driving is one of the top priorities for the BC RCMP Traffic Services.

Preliminary statistics for 2014 indicate:

The Distracted Drivers Program is an educational awareness program, wherein volunteers will monitor predetermined locations for driver infractions. Infractions include using a cell phone while driving. Volunteers only observe, record and report their findings. Description of vehicle, plate number, location, date and time are recorded and the registered owner of the vehicle is sent a warning letter.

The objective of this program is not to catch drivers but to remind them to correct their driving habits.

dont text and drive - phone screen

Effective June 1, 2016 the fine for distracted driving is now $368.00 with four penalty points.  On a first infraction, this will result in a driver paying a further $175 ICBC Driver Penalty Point premium, for a total of $543 for a first infraction.

Before you drive:


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