We are a group of volunteers that have been here to help raise awareness and safety concerns with our community for up to 25 years!!. We work together with the O.P.P and Township of Selwyn. Most of our volunteers are educated and have worked closely with law enforcement which have helped our volunteers to help the needs of the public.
Multi-tasking has no place behind the wheel
There are many forms of distracted driving that are illegal, dangerous and account for preventable deaths on Ontario roads every year. Talking on a cell phone, texting, reading a device screen, watching videos or movies, eating/drinking, personal grooming, adjusting the GPS/radio/CD player, playing extremely loud music and tending to kids in the back seat all qualify as distracted driving.
Even talking to passengers and driving while fatigued (mentally and/or physically) are considered forms of distracted driving.
Consequences of a distracted driving conviction:
- a fine of $400, plus a victim surcharge and court fee, for a total of $490 if settled out of court
- a fine of up to $1,000 if you receive a summons or fight your ticket
- three demerit points on your driving record
You can also be charged with careless driving if you endanger others by being distracted behind the wheel, which includes using both hand-held and hands-free devices. If convicted, you will automatically receive:
- six demerit points
- fines up to $2,000 and/or
- a jail term of six months
- up to two-year licence suspension
You can even be charged with dangerous driving (a criminal offence), with jail terms of up to five years.