P.E.I. to ban use of cellphones, other communication devices behind the wheel

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CHARLOTTETOWN - P.E.I. motorists could soon face fines of up to $400 for driving while chatting on their cellphones.
Transportation Minister Ron MacKinley says a ban of hand-held electronic communication devices while operating a motor vehicle should be law by the end of the month.
He says the law will make Island roads safer.
The province introduced legislation to ban hand-held devices while driving last spring but ended up pulling the legislation so more study could be done.
The Island will follow Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Ontario in banning the devices.
Under the soon-to-be enacted legislation, motorists caught using cellphones, BlackBerries and other devices will face fines ranging from $250 to $400, as well as acquiring three demerit points.

Geographic location: Iceland, CHARLOTTETOWN, Newfoundland and Labrador Quebec Nova Scotia Ontario

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  • flogger
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Why not make the fine $1,000 ?? Maybe that's what it will take to get the idiots out there to either pull over or abstain until they're not behind the wheel? $200-$400 fines are just not enough of a deterrant ...