A driver who kept using his cell phone while driving was fined twice on Highway 99 near Nesters Road in Whistler.
The driver was issued two tickets at different locations within ten minutes by Whistler RCMP.
On November 19, around 12 pm, officers saw a north-bound driver using his cell phone.
The driver was issued a ticket, but just ten minutes later, the same driver was observed south-bound on Highway 99 with cell phone in hand.
He was given another ticket for a total of $736 dollars, and received eight demerit points on his licence.
The driver will also have to pay a penalty premium for more than three demerit points in a year, which would be an additional $331 dollars.
ICBC may also place risk premium on the driver due to two or more convictions over a three-year period for using an electronic device while driving.
This could cost the driver an extra $533 dollars, Whistler RCMP says.
Whistler RCMP say they have a zero tolerance approach to this behaviour, and remind people that a driver is five times more likely to crash if using cell phone.