>We love picking on the UK here because they make it so simple, so it’s only fair that we now and then make mention of things they get right.
The use of mobile phones is also treated robustly with the Council advising that if an offender was distracted by a hand-held mobile phone when the offence was committed the offence will be treated as particularly serious.
The Guidelines state that reading or composing text messages over a period of time whilst at the wheel will be likely to result in an offence being in the higher level of seriousness and offenders should serve up to seven years in prison.
I’ve been harping on this for years, so this comes as great news to me. The sooner we can get Canada and the rest of the world on board the better.