The Cost of Texting While Driving in Canada

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As cellphones continue to take over our every waking moment, distracted driving becomes an increasing danger.

In Canada, it hurts your wallet to get caught texting while driving, with fees for first offences ranging from $100 to $543 and demerit points from three to five.

Below is a chart showing the fines and demerit points by province.

 

 

Province


Fine (first offence)

 

Demerits

 

British Columbia$5434 
Alberta$2873 
Saskatchewan$2804 
Manitoba$2005 
Ontario$4903 
Quebec$1154 
Newfoundland  Labrador    
$1004 
Prince Edward Island$5005 
Nova Scotia$2344 
New Brunswick$1733 
Yukon$2503 
Northwest Territories$3223 
    

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