KAWARTHA LAKES- City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service charged six drivers on the first day of a month long distracted driving campaign.
According to police distracted driving is one of the leading causes of collisions in Ontario and the goal of this traffic initiative is to make roads safer for everyone in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Drivers who are caught driving while distracted by a handheld device can face a fine of up to $1000, three demerit points and a three-day suspension of their driver’s license.
On August 1st, the first day of the campaign one member of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service stopped and charged six drivers for distracted driving. While City of Kawartha Lakes Police officers are targeting distracted drivers police say they are not turning a blind eye to other driving offences. On August 1st a Kawartha Lakes Police Service officer charged a motorist with stunt driving after the motorist was caught travelling 139km in an 80km an hour zone. A second officer stopped and charged a woman who was driving erratically because she was applying makeup while driving on Colborne Street west in Lindsay.
The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service’s distracted driving campaign will take place for the entire month of August.