Tougher road rules are coming this 2021.
Canada is implementing new driving rulesthat will mean automatic suspension of driver’s licences for convicted distracted drivers in these provinces :Ontario,Newfoundland and Labrador,Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia,Manitoba
Constable Clint Stibbe of the police in Canada went on 680 NEWS on Monday and confirmed this, saying “the law has been passed” and that “it’s now just a matter of time.”
Moving forward, distracted drivers will receive a licence suspension as well as a substantial fine. The suspension period and fine amount will vary depending on the number of subsequent offences:
- First offence: 3 months suspension and $4,000 fine
- Second offence: 6 months suspension and $8,000 fine
- Three or more offences: 1year suspension, $10,000 fine and six demerit points
Officers will not be allowed to seize driver’s licences at roadside. Only under a judge’s approval and after the driver is found guilty will the driver’s licence be suspended.
The tougher laws will come into effect on 1st January 2021.