Peel Regional Police say there were disturbingly high numbers of charges during distracted campaign.

Distracted driving with an iPhoneSome new numbers show distracted driving continues to be a problem on our roads.

Peel Regional Police say they conducted a campaign to focusing on education on distracted driving through enforcement – and high numbers of people were charged.

It started at the beginning of August, and just recently wrapped up in the middle of November.

Over the 16 weeks, 400 charges were laid against drivers using a hand held device while behind the wheel.

150 charges were also laid for various Highway Traffic Act Offences.

Police add that the 550 charges laid are specific to the campaign, and don’t include charges laid during daily enforcement.

Source: Bayshore Broadcasting