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New legislation toughens penalties for distracted driving
New legislation toughens penalties for distracted driving
Distracted driving is just as serious as impaired driving.

Recent amendments to the Highway Safety Act create tougher penalties for those caught driving while using handheld communication devices. Using a phone while driving is dangerous and deadly.

Island drivers are pledging to leave their phone alone
Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar joined Amanda Dean of the Insurance Bureau of Canada in studio at Hot 105.5 to congratulate Charlottetown Rural High School

Safe driving and safe streets for all Islanders is the goal of the Leave the Phone Alone Campaign that targets distracted driving. Charlottetown Rural High School won the High School Challenge, collecting 860 pledges to leave the phone alone. This year, high school students gathered 2250 pledges.

Daytime running lights, uncovered licence plates required
Daytime running lights make vehicles easier to see and help keep highways safer for all Islanders.
Daytime running lights make vehicles easier to see and help keep highways safer for all Islanders.

Island drivers must have their daytime running lights on and their licence plates free of coverings now that changes to the Highway Traffic Act are law. These requirements take effect immediately while restrictions on the use of right-hand-drive vehicles take effect June 1.

Successful Transportation Association Meetings
Officials from the Transportation Association of Canada
Paul Arsenault, CCMTA, Matts-Ake Belin, Swedish Transport Administration, Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Biggar, Joe Toole, Kittleson & Associates Inc., and Gerry Chaput, TAC President

The Transportation Association of Canadaís annual conference drew nearly 1,000 visitors to Prince Edward Island this September. In recognition of the United Nationís Decade of Action for Road Safety, the 2015 conference theme, Getting You There Safely, highlighted the importance, opportunities and innovations in road safety.

 











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