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TORONTO, Ont. - Operation distraction got under way May 7, across the Greater Toronto Area and a total of 137 motorists were charged on the initial day of the blitz.Drivers talking on cellular phones,...


TORONTO, Ont. – Operation distraction got under way May 7, across the Greater Toronto Area and a total of 137 motorists were charged on the initial day of the blitz.

Drivers talking on cellular phones, reading newspapers or even those drinking coffee during peak rush hour traffic were fined up to $325 by the OPP and slapped with six demerit points.

Among some of the worst reported cases, the driver of a Corvette was nabbed driving 170 km-h and talking on his cell phone. In another instance, a woman was pulled over for updating her day planner while drinking a cup of coffee. She almost missed her exit and nearly caused an accident when suddenly swerving. n


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