Quebecer caught texting while driving slapped with $2,378 in fines
Posted Jan 10th 2012 6:01PM
Despite a recent study that claims the dangers of texting while driving may be over-rated, the reality is that the activity is still illegal in many places. A 24 year old Gatineau, Quebec man found that out the hard way that his home province is definitely one of those places.
At 11:00 on Jan 6, police noticed an erratic driver on Highway 307. The car was passing dangerously and narrowly avoided a head on collision. Naturally, the officers assumed the driver was impaired and began the pursuit.
Pulling alongside to tell the driver to pull over, the officers then discovered the cause of the man's crazed driving. He was texting on his cell phone, while driving at speeds of up to 90 km/h.
The unnamed driver has been issued 8 infractions, totaling up to a whopping $2,378 in fines and 13 demerit points.
News Source: Toronto Sun