October 26th 2009, the Ontario government banned the use of handheld devices while driving.
The ticket is a $155.00 fine.
BUT, if warranted the police officer could lay a charge of careless or dangerous driving. A conviction of careless or dangerous driving results in 6 demerit points and a fine of up to $2,000.
Do distracted driving tickets increase insurance?
Yes – any moving violation ticket can increase the amount you pay for car insurance.