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(Canadian Press)

A 40-year-old woman was ticketed twice within the span of 30 minutes for using her cellphone while driving. At about 5:49 a.m. on March 31, an OPP officer stopped the woman, a Guelph resident, on Highway 401 at Cambridge for using her cellphone while driving.

Half an hour later, another OPP officer stopped the same driver for the same offence on Highway 6 in Flamborough.

In a release, OPP stressed that distracted driving offences, which include cellphone use, are a major factor in causing collisions.

A new law came into effect on March 18 that nearly doubles the fine - $155 to $280- for driving while using a hand-held device.