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Distracted Driving in Manitoba

  • Illegal Activity: Using hand-operated electronic devices (like cellphones, smartphones, tablets) while driving is prohibited in Manitoba.
  • First Offense: Caught using such devices while driving? Expect a three-day license suspension.
  • Subsequent Offenses: Further violations lead to a seven-day suspension.
  • Additional Penalties: A conviction comes with a $672 fine and a five-level demotion on the Driver Safety Rating (DSR) scale.
  • Serious Consequences: Distractions causing traffic law violations or collisions can lead to charges of imprudent, careless, or dangerous driving.
  • Further Charges: Offenses caused by distractions (e.g., ignoring traffic signals) result in fines, demerits, and additional penalties on the DSR scale.

Penalties & Fines

  • Hand-held Device Ban in Manitoba: Using devices like smartphones, iPods, or tablets while driving is illegal.
  • Penalties for Non-compliance:
    • First Offence: 3-day driver’s license suspension.
    • Subsequent Offences: 7-day suspension.
    • Additional Penalties: $672 fine and a decrease of five levels on the Driver Safety Rating (DSR) scale upon conviction.
  • Severe Cases and Additional Charges:
    • Potential Charges: Careless driving, dangerous driving, or criminal negligence.
    • Consequences: Severe penalties including possible jail time and driving interventions.
    • Related Offences: Charges related to specific traffic violations caused by distractions.

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You receive a traffic ticket or summons from a police officer. You can call (204) 818-1182 or book your free consultation online

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A POINTTS Traffic Ticket Specialist (Bonded Agent) will review your ticket(s) and/or summons.

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You hire POINTTS™ to fight your ticket in court. We'll do everything we can to secure the best possible result for you.

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Manitoba DSR (Driver Safety Rating) Scale

The Manitoba Driver Safety Rating (DSR) scale is a system used by Manitoba Public Insurance to rate drivers based on their driving behavior. It's designed to reward safe drivers and penalize those who engage in risky or illegal driving practices. Here's how it generally works:

Points System: The DSR scale ranges from -20 to +15. Drivers accumulate or lose points based on their driving record.
Rewards: Drivers with positive points on the DSR scale may receive discounts on their vehicle insurance premiums.

Penalties: Conversely, drivers with negative points may face higher insurance costs.
Impact of Traffic Violations: Traffic violations, including the use of hand-held devices while driving, can result in points being deducted from a driver's DSR.

Annual Review: Each year, Manitoba Public Insurance reviews the driving records of all drivers and adjusts their DSR points accordingly.
The purpose of the DSR scale is to incentivize drivers to adhere to traffic laws and safe driving practices, thereby reducing the incidence of accidents and improving road safety overall.

  • Consequences of Driving While Suspended:
    • Imprisonment: Up to five years.
    • Fines: Up to $2,000.
    • Licence Prohibition: Non-appealable under the Criminal Code; no option for a conditional licence.
    • Lifetime Suspension: Possible under The Highway Traffic Act.
    • Additional Costs: Increased driver’s licence premiums upon reinstatement.

Show Cause Hearings

Manitoba Public Insurance may call drivers in due to convictions or collisions appearing on their driving record. This hearing takes place before your licence has been suspended, and POINTTS™ want to do whatever we can to prevent you from getting a licence suspension. Contact POINTTS Traffic Ticket Specialists (Bonded Agents) for a Free No Obligation Consultation. Experience Matters.


You can apply for an appeal to the Licence Suspension Appeal Board (LSAB) to determine if you qualify for a conditional driver's licence. There are specific requirements to appeal to the LSAB depending on what enforcement authority took action against your driver's licence. Contact POINTTS Traffic Ticket Specialists (Bonded Agents) for a Free No Obligation Consultation. Experience Matters.


POINTTS Traffic Ticket Specialists/Court Agents are licensed and bonded by the province of Manitoba.

Discover the POINTTS™ difference - your trusted ally for traffic ticket assistance and legal representation. Licensed and bonded by the province of Manitoba, our expert Court Agents specialize in handling traffic tickets, accidents, and offenses under the Highway Traffic Act.

From providing legal advice to representing you in court, POINTTS™ is committed to securing the best outcome for your case. Experience unparalleled support and guidance as we navigate the legal process together. 

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