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Distracted driving fines increase next month

Fines for distracted driving are set to nearly double.

Getting caught using a cellphone while driving can land you a 155 dollar ticket.

Next month, it increases to $280.

Ottawa Police Constable Chuck Benoit hopes the threat of a more expensive ticket will convince people to buy a handsfree system or to pull over if they need to make a call.

The increase goes into effect March 18th.

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