A charge was also laid for having no insurance following traffic stop in BradfordA 36-year-old Bradford woman was charged with distracted driving while dropping a child off at school.
On Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 around 9 a.m., a female driver stopped beside a South Simcoe Police Service officer who was at a Bradford school for their All Hands On Deck back-to-school traffic safety campaign.
The officer saw the woman on her phone, reached out of the cruiser window and knocked on her window to get her attention. There was a child in the vehicle that was being dropped off at school.
The 36-year-old Bradford woman was charged with distracted driving. A charge was also laid for having no insurance.
If convicted of distracted driving, the minimum penalty is a $615 fine, a three-day licence suspension and three demerit points for a first offence.
Distracted driving has caused more collisions than impaired drivers. Checking a text for five seconds means that, at 90 km/h, you’ve travelled the length of a football field blindfolded. A driver using a phone is four times more likely to crash than a driver focusing on the road.
We urge you to keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel and your mind on the task of driving. South Simcoe Police’s high visibility, enhanced enforcement is there to ensure a safe return to classes for your children.