Drive Handheld Communication Device

Cell Phone Ticket

We can help you fight your cell phone ticket in York Region. If you have received a drive handheld communication device ticket, please contact us to learn how we can help. Our firm has had great success in fighting cell phone tickets in Newmarket Court, and Richmond Hill Court.

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Insurance impact

Many insurance companies consider drive handheld communication device tickets to be a major traffic offence, which can have a significant impact on our insurance for up to 3 years.

Highway Traffic Act

Hand-held devices prohibited

Wireless communication devices

78.1 (1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway while holding or using a hand-held wireless communication device or other prescribed device that is capable of receiving or transmitting telephone communications, electronic data, mail or text messages.  2009, c. 4, s. 2; 2015, c. 27, Sched. 7, s. 18.

Penalities

Penalty

(6.1) Every person who contravenes this section is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable,

(a) for a first offence, to a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $1,000;

(b) for a first subsequent offence, to a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $2,000; and

(c) for a second subsequent or an additional subsequent offence, to a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $3,000. 2017, c. 26, Sched. 4, s. 16.

Suspensions

(6.2) If a person is convicted of an offence under this section, the Registrar shall suspend his or her driver’s licence,

(a) for a first offence, for three days;

(b) for a first subsequent offence, for seven days; and

(c) for a second subsequent or an additional subsequent offence, for 30 days.  2017, c. 26, Sched. 4, s. 16.