Against The Law to Use Hand-Held Devices While Driving in B.C.
It’s now against the law to use hand-held cell phones and other hand-held communication and entertainment devices while driving on B.C. roads.
Any violation will net drivers a $167 fine, ouch. If you’re caught dialing, texting or emailing, three points will also be added to your record.
Drivers in the Graduated Licensing Program are prohibited from using all hand-held and hands-free devices while driving, and will be fined $167, plus get 3 points, if they’re caught.
Don’t worry though; you can dial 9-1-1 from a hand-held cell phone in the event of an emergency. To find out more about what is and is not allowed, visit: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/osmv/publications/docs/electronic-devices-while-driving-info.pdf