Dauphin, Canada

Since the tougher distracted driving penalties have been introduced, 237 people have been penalized.

The RCMP jurisdiction had charged 67 people, the Parkland makes up a part of that 67.

Brian Smiley, MPI media relations coordinator, is disappointed in drivers.

“It’s disappointing to see this many caught and suspended. We know that many drivers still aren’t getting it.”

Smiley is also asking drivers to not take the risk of answering a call or text while driving, especially if there are children or other passengers in the vehicle.