Distracted Driving Consultation Draws Thousands of Responses
Prince George, B.C. – The Province’s public consultation on distracted driving has drawn more than 10 thousand submissions from across B.C.
Among the submissions are some heart wrenching stories.
One was from a young couple who lost their unborn child after a distracted driver veered into their path, and a call for heavier fines from a couple whose son died when he was cut off by a distracted driver.
More than 7 and a half thousand responses to the questions posed on the distracted driving website indicated 90% support for increasing fines for distracted driving and 96% support the idea that repeat offenders should face greater sanctions.
The analysis and range of options for the Government to consider, will be presented to the government this fall.
The Province expects to finalize any new measures by no later than the spring of 2016.