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Distracted drivers busted in blitz

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Sarnia Police conducted a six-hour distracted driving blitz recently and had no trouble spotting drivers trying to multi-task behind the wheel.

Thirty-one tickets were issued, 28 of them to people holding, texting or talking on a cell phone while driving, an offence that carries a $490 fine and the loss of three demerit points.

Those busted ranged in age from 19 to 65.

Fifteen were men and 13 were women.

Drivers must either use a hands-free device or pull off the road to make or receive a call.

Simply holding a cell phone or accessing it at a red light or stop sign carries the same penalty.



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