Great Editorial on distracted driving in the June 11th edition of the Standard! Your paper made it the news... most of us did not know of the changes - including distracted drivers - but, they don't care anyway.
We have been let down again by our Liberal government! Distracted driving is everyone's nightmare. Although fines are a deterrent to some, potential loss of a cell phone would make the offender really suffer. That would spread the word fast!
Added to the legislation, should have been a requirement of the police to seize the offender's phone until the trial..It is evidence in the case. Conviction should include a mandatory suspension of the offender's driver's license just like it is for Impaired Driving. A speedy trial is probably three months away. Meaning three months without a phone... ouch!
Oh that can not be done! How would the convicted offender call a cab after their trial? Find a pay phone?
The legislation change helps a little but not enough! Harsher penalties might influence a vote..that is why the Liberals were soft on offenders. Almost everyone has a cell phone or has had a coffee when driving and that is a lot of votes..but I guess we just don't understand. Good people obey the law... fine increases will not change a thing for dumb people who think they can multi-task when driving. Traffic deaths will continue to rise.