Distracted Driving

In Manitoba, using a hand-operated electronic device (HOED) while driving has been prohibited since July 2010 under the Highway Traffic Act. The fine for use of a HOED while driving is $204.

Effective July 1, 2015, a driver drops five levels on the Driver Safety Rating (DSR) Scale for each HOED offence under the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation Act (Driver Safety Rating Regulation).

Manitoba Public Insurance: http://www.mpi.mb.ca/en/Rd-Safety/Distracted-Driving/Pages/DDOverview.aspx
The Highway Traffic Act: http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/h060_2e.php#215.1

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The Highway Traffic Act - Cell Phones, Smoking, Approaching Tow Trucks, Immobilizers and Air Bags, Reduced-speed School Zones, Infrastructure
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