Ontario drivers who put others at risk, especially those walking or cycling, risk losing their privilege to drive, paying much steeper fines, facing jail time, and earning higher demerit points that come with years of higher insurance premiums. Of special note, convictions for distracted driving will incur escalating penalties up to a 30 day license suspension, $3,000 fine and 6 demerit points for 3rd conviction. Failing to stop at a pedestrian crosswalk, crossover or school crossing will earn you a $1,000 fine and four demerit points.
You’ll be hearing a lot more about this in the news and here’s a Globe and Mail article to get you started. In addition, to glean information directly from the source, here’s a link to the provincial announcement, as well as a link to a detailed chart of proposed penalties.