If you want to drive and text in Manitoba, it could mean a licence suspension.
The Manitoba government has introduced a bill in the legislature calling for suspensions if caught using a handheld device while behind the wheel. The first offence would mean a three day suspension with a second one resulting in a seven day suspension.
The province’s infrastructure minister Ron Schuler says data given to the government show there just under 11-thousand 100 collissions due to distracted driving in 2016 compared to 2011 when the number was just over 2400.
Schuler says distracted driving is a growing problem and people need to get the message that it is dangerous.