Stop texting and get movie passes

Ottawa police are rewarding drivers for not texting or talking without a bluetooth while cruising the east and south ends of the city.

In December and January, east district traffic cops will give two free movie passes to drivers who have pulled over to use their cell phones.

Bluetooth users are not going to be as lucky.

“The bluetooth people are not our problem on the road,” said Sgt. Mark Gatien.

“People using their hands to hold the phone and/or text while driving are. We’re trying to give them an incentive to pull over,” he said.

Using a non hands-free cell phone while driving in Ontario is illegal under the Highway Traffic Act and if you’re caught can cost you $155.

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