New Distracted Driving Laws Effective June 1

Dear Members

A reminder to our industry experts who best understand the impacts of driving while distracted. Effective June 1, the new distracted driver laws are in place. Offenders will face stiffer fines, more penalty points, and possible driving prohibitions in an effort to eliminate distracted driving – a leading factor in deaths on BC’s roads.

The ARA’s mechanical divisions position is that “Any test drives that require any monitoring of a scanner or scope should either be done with the tool on a record function or if that is not appropriate then send 2 techs for the test drive. No exception!”

Let’s demonstrate the professionalism of this industry by leading the way through the use of safer business practices.

Thank you on behalf of the Mechanical Repair Division

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