If you have pre-teens or teenagers, you are probably facing the issues that come along with cell phones. Texting may be at the top of the list! Life isn’t as simple as it used to be when we were children…there are new tools of communication that have become the new lifelines, but, unfortunately, along with these gadgets come issues. Setting boundaries with your kids about texting is important as a parent.
Driving while talking or texting on a cell phone is now illegal in many Canadian provinces. If you a) haven’t figured out your Bluetooth (or never remember to charge the batteries), or b) can’t seem to get off the phone in the car, we’ll give you a few options. Urbanmommies spoke with Corporal Dale Somerville of the RCMP, who verified a few points for us as stated in section 214.1 of the Motor Vehicle Act. Holding and talking on a mobile device while driving will now cost you $167. Texting or emailing while holding a mobile device will cost you $167, plus 2 points off of your license. Hands-free devices are allowed provided you only touch one button on the earpiece in order to answer or dial. Ouch. For busy moms who are used to returning calls in the car… what do you do?