The non conformer's Canadian Weblog

April 16, 2010

Cash grab and not a serious attempt on improving safety on the road


There should be a uniform national Canadian standard on road safety and related laws  including DRUNK DRIVING and CELLPHONES. Impaired driving, and also Talking on the phone while driving creates a condition known as “inattention blindness,” meaning drivers “see things before them, but it won’t register that they’re a danger.”, “studies show no difference between the distraction presented by a hands-free cellphone compared to a hand-held one.” Both are leading causes of vehicular accidents now too.. “It’s the conversation that’s the distracter. And the conversation with the passenger is actually very different than the conversation you’re having with someone that doesn’t see the traffic conditions you’re in,”  Dr. Louis Francescutti, a professor in the department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Alberta. The legislation should have included higher fines, demerit points and a ban on hands-free cellphone use, he said. “If the province is actually going to expect that there’s going to be less collisions by doing this, studies tell us that there’s not going to be less collisions. You need a total ban.”  Cellphone usage wile driving fines without a demerit points are merely just a cash grab and not a serious attempt on improving safety on the road.

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.

Drink Alcohol and Die « The non conformer’s Canadian Weblog   Drink Alcohol and Die or Kill is fast becoming Canada’s preoccupation, main goal, slogan.. Alcohol and alcoholics the unacceptable main cause of vehicular  accidents, domestic violence, and so many other ills… DRUNK DRIVING  KILLS AT LEAST 5 TIMES MORE PERSONS OVER SPEEDING FIRSTLY  Most deaths and accidents are caused by drunk driving, and followed by cell phone usages.. Drunk driving is not monitored all year by the police, only duing 2 months.. Unacceptable

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