Distracted driving can attribute to up to a 25% or more increase in your insurance.
- Distracted driving convictions are considered by majority of Insurance Companies as a Major Violation.
- Insurance companies may NOT offer you Physical Damage coverage if you have a distracted driving Conviction.
- Average cost for distracted driving tickets in Alberta is approximately $300.00 and 3 demerit points.
- As per the City of Edmonton Police site. While driving (including drive thru’s) It is illegal to: use a hand-held phone while talking, texting or emailing. Operate electronic devices like video players or laptops. Manually program GPS units or portable audio players.
For more information on what is considered Distracted driving offences visit: https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/TrafficVehicles/TrafficSafety/DistractedDriving