Cracking down on cell phone-holding drivers

Police will be paying particular attention to drivers on cellphones during the last two weeks of March.

It's part of a provincial campaign involving different police departments and the Quebec Automobile Insurance Board.

It's against the law to drive and hold a cell while on a call.

The fine is $120 dollars and three demerit points.

The board says hold a cell when you're behind the wheel substantially increases the risk of being involved in an accident as it reduces concentration.


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  1. charlene posted on 03/16/2014 04:00 PM
  2. Richard posted on 03/16/2014 07:09 PM
    Why do police have temporary crackdowns?
    If its illegal the last 2 weeks of March....Its illegal the other 50 weeks of the year

    For 2 weeks they crackdown on cell phone use
    For 1 week they crackdown on jaywalking
    For 3-4 days they crackdown on cyclists

    Crack down each and every day or dont bother
  3. RIchard Mertl posted on 03/16/2014 09:21 PM
    Just for greater clarity, according to the law as it is written you only have to be holding the phone and not necessarily engaged in a conversation.
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