BROCKVILLE – Two dozen drivers travelling through Leeds County were nabbed during this year’s edition of the O.P.P. Distracted Driving Campaign.
Leeds County O.P.P. say 24 drivers were caught from March 11-17 and face the new tougher penalties, which include a fine up to $1,000, three demerit points and a three day licence suspension.
In one case, a Quebec man was caught watching a movie on a screen mounted to his windshield.
An eagle-eyed officer spotted “the famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) lion roar” while patrolling Highway 401.
“Drivers need to remember that the real danger to the motoring public lies in the distraction, not the device,” police said.