Distracted Driving

Police forces in BC continue to crackdown on distracted driving this month. 

In Vernon, last Friday - Mounties issued 15 cellphone violations in a two-hour period.   

Constable Gary McLaughlin says at least 15 more drivers were seen on their phones, but because of safety concerns, police were unable to pull them over. 
He says that means on average, there was a distracted driver passing the police operation every four minutes.

RCMP say drivers who use hand held devices are four times more likely to get into collisions.
Kelowna RCMP recently conducted a blitz in Lake Country handing out over two dozen tickets for distracted driving.