Want to drive or pedal in Quebec? Put your phones down and take your earbuds out

By Isaac Olson, CBC News, June 27, 2018

Quebec's upgraded distracted driving laws go into effect Saturday, impacting not just motorists but cyclists and mobility scooter users as well.

Motorists will face substantially heftier fines if they are caught with a portable electronic device — be it a cell phone, tablet or music player — in their hands. Subsequent offences within a two-year period will lead to an immediate licence suspension.

Meanwhile, cyclists will risk fines of $80 to $100 if they are caught handling their electronic device or wearing headphones. Mobility scooter users face fines of $30 to $60 for the same offences.


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