Alberta's distracted driving law set for Sept. 1
Alberta’s new distracted driving law will come into effect on Sept. 1.
The new law bans the use of hand-held cellphones for talking or texting, watching DVDs, reading, writing and grooming while driving.
Violaters face a $172 fine.
Drivers can still use hands-free or voice-activated cellphones, which many safety experts claim are equally distracting.
The province will run a public awareness campaign through the summer with ads running in newspapers, radio and online.