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Distracted driving crackdown underway

Friday, September 4, 2015 @ 3:59 AM


Enforcement campaign  launched – image courtesy ICBC

Prince George, B.C. – If you  are getting into your vehicle planning on  heading out for the long weekend, make sure to turn off the cell phone.  Police across the province of B.C. will be on the look out for  distracted drivers  as a special  enforcement  campaign  this month.

Distracted driving is the second leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C. and a leading cause of crashes with pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. One in four deaths on B.C. roads involves distracted driving.

Cell Watch volunteers will be roadside across the province reminding drivers to leave their phones alone.

The Provincial government is  looking at  revising distracted driving  fines and penalties.  Details are expected to be released this fall, and implementation could  be as soon as early 2016.




While your at it, fine the knobs who have a small dog on their lap while driving.

It’s mind boggling that people feel that they see nothing wrong with a cell phone while driving yet they are usually also the first ones to admit that they are breaking the law and see nothing wrong with it

And Brother Gecko most people still don’t know it is illegal to drive with an unsecured pet in the vehicle or back of a pickup they will buckle their kids in but pets are free to roam the vehicle and impede a drivers ability to drive yet as I stated above most drivers feel it’s ok to do it right up to they crash into something or someone then look for anybody but themselves to blame for their lack of foresight

This pretty much says it all…

http: //www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/editorial-cartoons-for-september-2015/article26123093/

As they keep saying… Long Weekends are the dangerous weekends and cell phones are second leading cause of death.. Somehow strokes and heart attacks and cancer must be wayyyy low on the list now… All this fear mongering on the news….

Stillsmokin..distracted driving is the second leading cause in vehicle deaths.. and its not fear mongering…its true.. But then again everyone knows smoking kills you and lots of people still do that.. but at least with smoking your more than likely just going to kill yourself rather than killing others while driving distracted..

Was following a fellow yesterday and he was swerving all over the road because he was trying to find his ear piece for his phone.. idiot

Distracted driving does not kill.. Its the car. Just like when you drink.. its the alcohol that contributes to accidents.. Not the alcohol itself.. Maybe should ban alcohol too.. ohhh forgot… you might make homebrew outa weeds

Ban the bullcrap

Distracted driving doesn’t kill?
It’s the human interaction with the vehicle that kills, no matter what the influence, be it a cell phone, alcohol or drugs, and possibly a medical condition.
I just wish folks would concentrate on their driving skills when they’re in a vehicle, don’t wish anyone dead, can’t we just have a long weekend without being impaired or distracted while in that vehicle. And if you’re impaired in any way, cabs aren’t that expensive.
Hope everyone makes it home safe in the next few days and more.

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