Distracted Driving Campaign underway

Police are giving you thousands of reasons to mind your driving manners.

With stiffer fines coming online last week for distracted driving;Saanich police, Victoria police, the CRD Integrated Road Safety Unit, and ICBC will be combining forces for a distracted driving enforcement and education event Tuesday as part of a province-wide distracted driving awareness campaign.

Saanich Police tweeted early Tuesday: Unfortunately all our officers have been VERY busy this AM #EyesFwdBC

Distracted or inattentive driving contributes to more than one in four deaths on BC roads.

And it's not just phones that are a problem - distracted driving is considered to be any activity that impacts a takes a driver’s focus off the road.

Two distracted driving convictions within a 3-year span will now set you back $2000 dollars.

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