Canadians want a full cell phone while driving ban:
It used to be that impaired driving, driving drunk, or in rage, or under the influence of drugs caused the majority of traffic deaths.. but undeniably a new breed of killers and murderers have now emerged on the highway.. the people who talk and drive..
It is understandable and not unreasonable that many Canadians want a full cell phone while driving ban: new study A new survey on the use of cell phones while driving shows that half of Canadians think the distracting practice should be banned — and also suggests that people’s initial resistance to such a law would recede over time. Support for cell phone driving ban goes up with age: poll Half of Canadians support a complete cell phone ban while driving
EDMONTON — When Tammy Henkel hits the road in Edmonton, she turns off her cellphone and stores it in the trunk until she arrives at her destination. That wasn’t always the case for the interior designer, but became a new, urgent, self-imposed rule in 2007 after her 70-year-old mother was hit and killed by an Edmonton Transit driver while she was crossing on a green walk light near the Edmonton Journal at 101st Street and Macdonald Drive. A court witness said the bus driver had been talking on her cellphone minutes before she made a right-hand turn directly into Norah Tomlin Henkel. The driver was fined $2,000, had her driver’s licence suspended for three months and was found guilty of careless driving and failing to yield to a pedestrian. http://www.montrealgazette.com/cars/Coalition+urges+Alberta+cellphone+while+driving/2313344/story.html
The B. C. government announced Tuesday that it plans to ban texting while driving. The new law will also prohibit new drivers from talking on their cellphones, while experienced drivers would be limited to the use of hands-free telephones, the Liberals said. “There’s lots of distractions in motor vehicles and we need to limit those distractions,” Solicitor General Kash Heed. Four provinces have banned the use of hand-held cellphones while driving: Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and Ontario http://www.montrealgazette.com/cars/Coalition+urges+Alberta+cellphone+while+driving/2313344/Cells+texting+banned/1930860/story.html
Together, Liberal British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec speak for three-quarters of Canadians.
see also http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/gross-vehicular-manslaughter-while-texting/
Most accidents are caused by drunk driving and the doctor does not mention this still?? what was that? he was paid by the liquor industry not to? or was PAID BY MONEY MAKING REVENUE COPS TO SAY SPEED ALONE MAINLY KILLS.. HOW ABSURD.. THIS Canadian doctor.. and not a Canadian Traffic engineer uses now US statistics ONLY to say speed alone kills? and he what HE THUS HAD considered also the number of drunk, impaired, road rage drivers, that seem to increase very year as a fact for most of the deaths NO MATTER WHAT THE SPEED? or what this did not bother him.. only the number of people who speed? SPEED IS A MAIN FACTOR IN 5 TO 15 PERCENT OF THE ACCIDENTS.. AND WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE ACCIDENTS? THE 85 PERCENT.. it SEEMS THE DOCTORS IN UNITED KINGDOM CONTRADICT THIS CANADIAN DOCTOR IN THEIR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT STUDIES TOO.. SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW? Preposterous COOKED results.. NOW get real..