Is this considered a minor offence or major?
I have tried to google and can only find articles about the fine increase and they say "distracted driving" is a minor offence.
Clarification would be helpful.
Thank you, and I apologize if this is the wrong section. It carries no demerit points at this time and I could not see a no demerit section.
The increased fines and points start in the Fall, though I wouldn't be surprised that at some later date offenders were also subject to being tarred and feathered.
From an insurance perspective, it is considered a minor offence.
Go to page 12, it's generally classified as a minor conviction.
They're also adding S78.1 to one of the novice class escalating sanctions.
1st conviction = 30 day license suspension
2nd conviction = 90 day license suspeions
3rd conviction = license cancelled, re-apply for G1/M1
http://www.citynews.ca/2014/03/04/distr ... iving-opp/
If distracted driving is killing more drivers than impaired driving; its days in the minor category status are numbered.