Should Saskatchewan’s steep, escalating, fines for violating handheld ban be available to being worked-off if it otherwise means losing between a tenth to a fifth of income?

Saskatchewan’s new distracted driving fines disproportionately punish people in poverty: professor
Global News, February 21, 2020

Distracted driving must be treated ‘with the same kind of criminality and public condemnation as impaired driving:’ Op/Ed

It’s time we started treating distracted driving like impaired driving
Toronto Star, February 5, 2020

Costly conviction — study shows how much Canadian distracted drivers can expect their insurance premium to increase to with distracted driving on their driving record

Toronto
Expect to pay higher insurance premiums for distracted driving
Toronto Sun, December 8, 2019

Calgary
In Alberta, a single distracted driving conviction could cost you hundreds each year
Edmonton Journal, December 6, 2019

So far, 2019 distracted driving-related crashes have killed more on Ontario’s roads than impaired driving

Smartphones, other distractions can be more deadly than impaired driving, data suggests
CBC News, October 29, 2019

Hands-free or not, phone calls pull attention away from driver’s brain — ‘you tend to create pictures in your head’ when no one else is in the car: Research

This is why using a hands-free phone while driving is also dangerous
WalesOnline, August 13, 2019

More of US population killed by Big Three of deadliest crash-factors — speed, impaired or distracted driving — (from 2000 to 2018) than died in both World Wars, combined

More Americans have died in car crashes since 2000 than in both World Wars
The Washington Post, July 21, 2019