Labour and Employment Law Bulletin: British Columbia Bans Use of Electronic Devices While Driving


Upon proclamation of amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act, the use of handheld electronic devices while driving or operating a motor vehicle will be prohibited in British Columbia effective January 1, 2010.

Employers should ensure that their employees are informed of the new legislation and required to comply with the law when operating any motor vehicle for business purposes, whether the vehicle is personally owned or provided by the employer.

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