Lanark OPP charge 14 drivers for using cell phones on Oct. 11

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Lanark OPP reported over X (formerly Twitter) that they conducted a traffic initiative on Wednesday, Oct. 11 that focused on distracted driving.

Police say blitz resulted in 23 charges being laid, including 14 for using cell phones while driving.

“Always concentrate on the task of driving, leave the phone alone,” police state in the post.

A first distracted driving offence in Ontario now carries a fine of $615 to $1,000, three demerit points, and a license suspension of three days. For a second offence, the fine can be as high as $2,000, along with six demerit points, and a license suspension of seven days.

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