The non conformer's Canadian Weblog

January 2, 2010

Meanwhile a Bus driver talks on the phone while driving the Bus


Meanwhile a Bus driver talks on the phone while driving the Bus in Montreal Quebec.. I saw firsthand a bus driver nearly rear end a car because he was busy on the cellphone and the car driver had slowed down to make an upcoming turn.

In Montreal unlike in Toronto the Bus drivers tend not to be held accountable for any personal wrong doings.. this approach  WRONGFULLY TENDS ALSO  to be applied to all of Quebec’s civil and public servants, at the federal, provincial, municipal levels, even the  police, doctors and nurses included.
Cell phone junkies in British Columbia and Saskatchewan will now have to think twice before picking up the phone while at the wheel of a vehicle. Both provinces have approved laws that come into effect today, banning the use of cellphones while driving.
The goal of both laws is to hopefully reduce driver distraction and thereby reduce accidents.
According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), people who talk on cell phones and drive are six times more likely to be involved in an accident than the average driver. That rate goes up to 23 times more likely for those who text and drive.
 “There is no question that this legislation will make our province’s roads safer,” said Lindsay Olson, the IBC Vice-President for BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan
The two provinces join a lengthening list of Canadian provinces that have enacted similar bans, and the trend appears to be growing globally. Alberta and New Brunswick lack any related legislation, but Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island all have similar rules, and Manitoba is planning to pass a law later this year.

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