B.C.’s Distracted Drivers Penalties More Than Triple

The fine for using a phone or other hand-held electronic device while driving is jumping from $167 to $368.

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While they may be stiff, B.C.’s penalties are still not the highest in Canada. In Ontario fines range from $490 to $1,000, while in PEI they are between $500 and $1,200, according to the CAA.