Law enforcement is stepping up their efforts to ensure that drivers are keeping their eyes on the road and not on other distractions in the car.

The Sussex RCMP has announced that they will be cracking down on distracted driving in an effort to help drivers keep their full attention on the road.

According to Sgt. Jim MacPherson, of the Sussex RCMP Detachment, people continue to use cell phones while driving, even though it is against the law.

In 2016, 645 people were ticketed for distraction driving in RCMP New Brunswick jurisdiction.

If a driver is caught by law enforcement talking on their cell phone, they can expect a fine $172.50 and three demerit points from their driver's license.