People still checking their phones while driving

A new national survey shows 1 in 4 Canadians check their phone while driving.

The survey commissioned by InsuranceHotline.com shows that 84% of Canadians keep a mobile device on them while driving, and 75% of passengers felt unsafe while a driver was talking or texting.

Police across the province have been cracking down on distracted driving since the beginning of the year when stiffer penalties were implemented.

For a first conviction, experienced drivers could face a fine of $1,000 and three demerit points.

Novice drivers could have their licenses suspended for up to a month for the first infraction.