New Distracted Driving Penalties Take Effect
If you have the itch to check your phone while driving, there's now more incentive than ever to resist. Starting today, Manitoba drivers caught using their handheld devices will be hit with five demerit points and a $200 fine. That's up from two demerit points in the past. It means that Manitoba now has the most strict penalty in the country. The province says about 28 people die on the roads every year because of distracted driving, and roughly 5,200 people in Manitoba were convicted of...

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