The text of Ontario’s Bill 118, Countering Distracted Driving and Promoting Green Transportation Act, 2008 is now available online. There’s also a PDF version.
Display screens visible to the driver are prohibited, except for dedicated GPS devices and a few others. The “money” provision reads as follows:
No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway while holding or using a hand-held wireless communication device or other prescribed device that is capable of receiving or transmitting telephone communications, electronic data, mail or text messages.
With the proviso:
a person may drive a motor vehicle on a highway while using a device described [above] if the person is not holding the device…
[or] if all of the following conditions are met:
1. The motor vehicle is off the roadway or is lawfully parked on the roadway.
2. The motor vehicle is not in motion.
3. The motor vehicle is not impeding traffic.
Gives new meaning to the old and worried question: “You holding?”