Calgary enacted their no distractions while driving policy one year ago, but despite the rather large fine of $172, it has not proven to be quite the deterrent that many had hoped. To further dissuade motorists from the practice, the police chief of Calgary wants to see license demerits added to the penalty. However, his suggestion is not without opposition. A POINTS spokesperson says all sorts of distractions will be unfairly roped in with texting, which will also create a larger workload for the courtroom.
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