Since April 1st, 2008, it is illegal to drive a road vehicle while using any hand held device equipped with a functioning telephone.
This prohibition does not apply to the driver of an emergency vehicle in the exercise of its functions.
Just the simple act of driving with a device in your hands constitutes a violation liable for a fine of $115 and 3 demerit points. As of January 22nd, 2009, the SPVM has issued more than 6800 tickets for this violation!
Here are two recommendations to use your telephone legally and safel
Hands free, busy head...
Even if the device is equipped with a "Hands free" function, they remain a source of distraction for the driver and are likely to cause accidents which could have been avoided.
Always keep your hands on the wheel, your eyes on the road, and your attention on driving.
In order to tangibly support changes in behaviour and eliminate the source of temptation, the Focus Mode application enables drivers to block incoming calls and text messages on their mobile phone. The application was initially developed for the Android 2.3.3 to 4.0.4 platforms.
You can download the Focus Mode mobile application free of charge. Share this with your friends and family and help increase road safety.
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec - Application Mode Conduite
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