OPP LAY DISTRACTED DRIVING CHARGES
Driver Caught Video-Taping Collision As He Drove Past
(BROCKVILLE, ON) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Leeds County Detachment have charged a male driver following a distracted driving incident on Highway 401 near Brockville on Saturday afternoon.
At approximately 2 pm, Leeds County OPP members responded to a vehicle roll-over on Highway 401 near Gananoque. While directing traffic through the single lane collision scene, an officer observed the male driver of a passing vehicle video-taping the collision, with both hands off the steering wheel.
Nobuhiro KENDRA (36) of Kyoto, Japan has been charged with a distracted driving offence contrary to section 78.1(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.
This was 1 of more than a half dozen distracted driving tickets laid by Leeds County OPP members this past weekend.
OPP are reminding all motorists that the minimum fine upon conviction is $490 and 3 demerits.
“If you are texting, talking on your cell phone or pre-occupied with other activities while behind the wheel, you are not driving safely. It does not suffice to keep your eyes on the road. Driving involves sharing space with drivers, their passengers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians and it is impossible to do so safely unless your eyes and mind are solely focused on driving.”
– J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes, Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner