N.B. police to enforce new distracted driving law
A driver is seen using a cell phone while driving, an illegal offense in most provinces.
Police in New Brunswick say they will begin enforcing new distracted driving legislation across the province on June 6.
The new legislation prohibits drivers from using hand-held cell phones, texting devices and other portable communications and entertainment devices while driving.
It also prohibits drivers from manually programming or adjusting any global positioning system while driving.
"The new law provides police with another tool to help promote safe driving practices, making our roadways safer for all," says Cpl. Dan Roy.
Drivers who are caught breaking the law could lose up to three points from their driver's licence and face a fine of $172.50.