You can also get ticketed for eating.
Canada’s distracted driving laws vary slightly from province to province.
According to Canada Drives, offences across the country include talking on the phone, programming a GPS, texting or emailing, eating or drinking, reading, grooming, watching videos, and smoking or vaping.
In some parts of the country, fines can go as high as $3,000 if you’re a repeat offender.
Canada Drives breaks down how each province deals with these types of offences and what acts can get you fined.
One surprising note is that , “even talking to other passengers constitutes an offence and could land you a fine if a collision occurs.”
Canadian drivers are looking at a fine of $1,500 for a first offence.
While chatting with your shotgun rider isn’t necessarily illegal, it can be cause for a fine if you do happen to crash.
As for eating, “In most provinces, instances of eating while driving will be judged on a case-by-case basis, which means you could be ticketed up to $1,500 if it’s deemed that the act of eating behind the wheel impaired your driving,” says Canada Drives.