P.E.I. distracted driving fines now costliest in country
The maximum fine has tripled to $1,200 on the Island
The fine for talking on a handheld cell phone or texting while driving jumped today in P.E.I., meaning the maximum fines are now the stiffest in the country.
The minimum fine has increased from $250 to $500, while the maximum fine has tripled from $400 to $1,200.
Besides the larger financial penalties, the number of demerit points levied for distracted driving increases from three to five in P.E.I.
Manitoba also has a five-point demerit system.