Chronic distracted driver now banned from driving in BC

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WATCH: The Richmond driver who racked up 14 distracted driving penalties has finally been taken off the road. John Daly reports – Apr 6, 2016

A woman who made headlines for her chronic distracted driving across the Lower Mainland has now been banned from driving in B.C.

Richmond RCMP tweeted out this photo on Tuesday, saying the driver had been taken off the road this week.

The woman had 14 distracted driving citations but she only had 12 demerit points on her licence. That is because prior to Oct. 20, 2014, drivers were fined for distracted driving, but they were not issued any demerit points. The woman in this case only reached 12 points on her licence in late March. Once a person gets 12 points, it will trigger a review by the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles.

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A distracted driving ticket now costs $167 and puts three demerit points on the person’s licence.

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The woman, who will not be named, was brought to the public’s attention when she was publicly exposed by Richmond RCMP on their Twitter account.  A few days later, the Vancouver Police (VPD) tweeted they have requested that the driver in question have her licence suspended after receiving her 14th ticket.

Police will say she is a woman in her 40s who is an “experienced driver.”

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