RCMP are reminding drivers to focus on the road — not their phone.
A recent enforcement (Feb. 16) at two sites over seven hours in Lake Country led to 50 drivers getting tickets for distracted driving.
That offence carries a $368 fine plus four demerit points.
Another 45 drivers were ticketed for speeding, all going more than 25 km-h over the posted limit.
One other motorist was given an Immediate Roadside Prohibition for Alcohol.
“It is astonishing to see that, despite the public outcry and resulting increase in fines and points, so many motorists are still driving while distracted by Electronic Devices” says Cst. Steve Holmes of the Kelowna Municipal Traffic Services.
March is Distracted Driving month in B.C. and the RCMP are asking motorists to be cognizant of the fact that distracted driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle fatalities in BC, according to ICBC.