Police in York Region say they have laid more than 150 charges following a two-week distracted driving enforcement blitz.
The blitz ran from April 1st to 15th and targeted drivers using hand held devices while behind the wheel, with efforts focused on busy intersections throughout York Region.
A total of 153 charges were subsequently laid with fines for distracted driving in the province ranging from $400 to $1,000.
York Regional police made the figures public in a release issued on Friday saying that the force will continue to raise awareness about the dangers and the alarming statistics associated with distracted driving.
They also reminded motorists that using a hand-held device significantly increases your risk of being involved in a collision.