Tougher penalties for careless driving start today

Starting today, there will be tougher penalties for careless driving and endangering pedestrians.

Drivers convicted of careless driving causing bodily harm or death will face fines up to 50 thousand dollars, a licence suspension of up to five years and up to two years in jail.

Fines will also increase to a maximum of one thousand dollars for drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians at crossovers, school crossings and crosswalks.