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B.C. action on distracted driving called ‘long overdue’

Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 9:35 AM | By Ian Burns

The government of British Columbia is pledging to fight distracted driving — and is using the provincially owned automobile insurance provider to do it.

Scott Stanley, Murphy Battista LLPAttorney General David Eby announced the province is working to designate distracted driving as a high-risk behaviour under the driver risk premium program of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). This means a driver with two distracted driving tickets in a three-year period will see their total financial penalties rise to as much as $2,000 ― an...