The provincial government is moving to increase the penalties for distracted and careless drivers.
If legislation is passed, a first offence for driving distracted would see your licence suspended for three days. Fines which are currently in the $300-$1000 range would go up to $500-$1000. There would be higher monetary and demerit point penalties for second and third offences.
The government is proposing higher penalties for drivers who don't yield to cyclists.
The Liberals are also moving to create a new charge of careless driving causing death or bodily harm. It would come with a maximum penalty of up to two years in jail, $50,000 and a five-year licence suspension. The current maximum is six months in jail and $2,000.