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Cellphone ban results in 46,000 tickets in Ontario

Almost 46,000 tickets have been issued to drivers who have been caught breaking Ontario's cellphone ban.

Police started enforcing the ban a year ago today, but many drivers don't seem to be getting the message.

They say that adds up to more than 100 tickets a day to motorists who are using hand-held devices while driving.

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The statistics come just a few days after three bus drivers in Toronto were accused of texting while driving passengers on their routes.

The drivers were caught on camera by passengers last week steering with cellphones in hand.

Under the law, Ontario drivers are forbidden from talking, texting, dialling or e-mailing using hand-held phones or entertainment devices — such as iPods — while driving.

It's also illegal to view display screens unrelated to driving, such as laptop computers or DVD players.

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