3 demerit points & 3 day suspension upon conviction
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Handheld Communication Device
- First Conviction
- Fine of $615
- Up to $1000 if a summons is received
- Three (3) demerit points
- Three (3) day suspension
- Second Conviction
- Fine of $615
- Up to $2000 if a summons is received
- Six (6) demerit points
- Seven (7) day suspension
- Third and additional conviction(s)
- Fine of $615
- Up to $3000 if a summons is received
- Six (6) demerit points
- Thirty (30) day suspension
Handheld Communication Device Ticket
Using a handheld device while driving is a serious offense in Ontario, and it’s important to avoid doing so to ensure the safety of yourself and other drivers on the road. If you must use your phone or another electronic device while driving, it’s important to pull over to a safe location before doing so.
What is Distracted Driving?
Ontario’s distracted driving laws apply to the use of hand-held communication/entertainment devices and certain display screens.
While you are driving, including when you are stopped in traffic or at a red light, it is illegal to:
- use a phone or other hand-held wireless communication device to text or dial – you can only touch a device to call 911 in an emergency
- use a hand-held electronic entertainment device, such as a tablet or portable gaming console
- view display screens unrelated to driving, such as watching a video program a GPS device, except by voice commands
Other actions such as eating, drinking, grooming, smoking, reading and reaching for objects are not part of Ontario’s distracted driving law. However, you can still be charged with careless or dangerous driving.
Novice or new drivers in Ontario who hold a G1, G2, M1, or M2 license and are convicted of distracted driving will face longer suspensions instead of demerit points. The penalties for novice drivers convicted of distracted driving are as follows:
- A 30-day license suspension for a first conviction
- A 90-day license suspension for a second conviction
- Cancellation of your license and removal from the Graduated Licensing System (GLS) for a third conviction
- To get your license back, you would have to redo the GLS program
It’s important for all drivers, including novice drivers, to avoid distracted driving to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Distracted driving is a serious offense in Ontario, and it’s important to focus on driving and avoid any distractions, such as texting, eating, or using electronic devices while behind the wheel.
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- CARELESS DRIVING
- CARELESS DRIVING VS DANGEROUS DRIVING
- CVOR OFFENCES
- DANGEROUS DRIVING
- DISTRACTED DRIVING
- DISOBEY SIGN
- DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION
- FOLLOW TOO CLOSE
- FAILING TO MOVE
- FAILING TO REMAIN
- FAILING TO REPORT
- FAIL TO STOP/YIELD
- FAIL TO STOP FOR SCHOOL BUS
- HANDHELD DEVICE
- HOV LANE TICKET
- IMPROPER DRIVING
- MOVING ONTARIANS SAFELY ACT (MOMS ACT - BILL 282)
- NO INSURANCE
- NO LICENCE
- RACING A MOTOR VEHICLE
- STUNT DRIVING
- RECKLESS DRIVING