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Distracted Driving

DID YOU KNOW?

Distracted Driving Legislation Effective September 1, 2011

Drivers are restricted from:

  • Using hand-held cell phones

  • Texting or e-mailing

  • Using electronic devices like laptop computers, video games, cameras, video entertainment displays and programming portable audio players (e.g., MP3 players)

  • Entering information on GPS units

  • Reading printed materials in the vehicle

  • Writing, printing or sketching, and *Personal grooming

*This new legislation applies to all vehicles as defined by the Traffic Safety Act, including bicycles

*Applies to all roads in both urban and rural areas of the province

*The fine for this offence is $287 and 3 demerit points

**Go to http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/distracteddriving.htm for more information on Alberta’s distracted driving legislation**

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