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October 25, 2010

Chilling facts about cellphones while driving, Insurance rates.

the law (2a)

 

Despite it being illegal for years, British Columbians continue to use their mobile phones behind the wheel, and nearly one-quarter of all fatalities on B.C. roads are caused by distracted drivers. Distracted driving has been illegal in B.C. for years, but remains one of the leading causes of road fatalities in the province AND NOT SPEEDING..

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Drivers more worried about others texting than drinking Vancouver Sun –  Many Canadian drivers see texters as a bigger threat to their safety than drinkers, according to a recent Canadian Automobile Association survey.

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Texting now top driving concern The Province
Toronto Sun – 580 CFRA Radio – Lethbridge 
 
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Studies show that approximately one-in-six fatal vehicle collisions have resulted from a driver being distracted while driving. And car crashes are the number one cause of teenager deaths.,,new laws were enacted in BC like other other provinces in Canada on the use of hand-held phones while driving. In BC, it’s a $167 fine, plus three penalty points. There’s a complete ban on cell phone use (including hands-free systems) for novice drivers and they face even stiffer penalties.

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A report by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) found that texting while driving not only increased the risk of a crash or a near crash by more than 23 times. Text messaging draws the driver’s eyes away from the road ahead more than any other use of a cell phone. http://www.driving.ca/news/Chilling+facts+from+cellphone+study/3591810/story.html

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Just talking on a cell phone can distract a driver, and several studies have demonstrated that, even with a hands-free device. But texting and using so-called smart phones that provide e-mail access and other distracting applications take the problem to a new level.

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Free speech firstly does not apply while driving a car..  any person has to be blind not to see  the fact that the people talking on the phone while driving are dangerously distracted, and they can tend to kill, hurt  pedestrians they do not tend to see.. also they can cause serious accidents because they are phone impaired. Note personal safety is always a concern.. and one’s insurance costs now too.. Health costs too… Now there is no such thing as a free automatic right to drive a car especially when you can also now hurt yourself or others.. Do have a car accident while talking on the phone and you will see a serious increase of your insurance premium as well.
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Taking drugs, Drinking, road rage and driving now   is also dangerous..
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OTTAWA (CBC) – A year after Ontario barred drivers from using cellphones and other handheld electronics while they’re behind the wheel, little has changed . Ottawa police say they issue an average of 400 fines per month to distracted drivers who often appear impaired swerving, braking erratically, or sometimes even veering into oncoming traffic. Samantha Lyman said sending a text message from behind the wheel may have been her daughter Kay’s last act as she drove from Carleton Place to Arnprior, Ont.” She sent out a text to Facebook at around 12:32 (p.m.), and the accident happened at around 12:33,” Lyman said. Kay, 18, was killed on May 20 of this year when her car slid into the path of an oncoming truck. Recent studies estimate drivers continue to risk their lives. Close to 10 per cent of drivers are holding a mobile phone or texting while behind the wheel, one study found. Police in Ottawa are cracking down, but the problem persists. The CBC’s Jeff Semple hit the road and spoke with those affected most by the dangers of distracted driving. Tune in to his reports Wednesday on CBC Radio, TV and online. You can also follow him on Twitter @JeffSempleCBC. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/101027/canada/canada_ottawa_distracted_drivers107

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September 4, 2010

RCMP officer threatened critic

 

In Canada along with the bad pastors, the crooks, bad politicians, the cops  are a typical group who do not tolerate  negative free speech about their own bad acts, for  they tend to be ostriches in denials, who falsely refuse to admit, to see their own bad points, and they wrongfully, clearly do let you all falsely  to believe they are some kind of gods, perfectionist who themselves cannot be challenged, questioned. How absurd. These people in denial are the ones who often need professional help for their sickness. The RCMP along with other major police forces tend to be known for censorship of free speech, obstruction of justice, false intimidations of their critics
 
Now in reality too often the Police are too often lazy, no good cops… but the feds, politicians, civil and public servants included,  are not any better it seems.In Canada  in my whole life I  never got the too often bad police to do one proper thing, to do one proper police complaint  review now too.
 
It is already a  half a century fact in Canada that the crooks and police do too often believe that they alone have a right to freedom of speech and that they both are guilty of the usage of unlawful authority, obstruction of justice  to try to stop any and all critics of their wrong doings by any others. I know I have been visited by the perverse police at home many times on this, falsely threatened with arrest if I keep on writing to news editors too, even one RCMP officer  had threatened to shut me up for good by a Canmore Alberta RCMP officer.. so what else is new.. none of this is ever acceptable in Canada firstly still too. Decades later I rightfully still use my free speech right to tell the whole truth about the unacceptable bad cops, their managers too  and the really bad crooks who need to be arrested, put in jail as well. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/the-rcmp-is-still-the-big-bad-wolf-in-sheep-clothing/
 
A top RCMP officer has issued a “thinly veiled threat” to strip funding from a B.C. university if its lead criminologist does not stop criticizing the force, alleges the professor involved.  In an email obtained by the Times Colonist, RCMP Deputy Commissioner Gary Bass chastises Robert Gordon, director of Simon Fraser University’s criminology department, for his comments in the media that RCMP “arrogance” stalled the investigation into serial killer Robert Pickton.  “I would like to suggest that you should be much more careful in speaking on issues where you have no direct personal knowledge or where you may not be getting accurate information fed to you,” Deputy Commissioner Bass wrote in the lengthy email sent on Aug. 22, two days after Vancouver police Deputy Chief Doug LePard released his report on the bungled missing-women investigation, which placed significant blame on the Mounties’ shoulders.  Deputy Commissioner Bass went on to question the RCMP’s role as a key donor for SFU’s Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies, which is housed in the School of Criminology.  “The ongoing bias you display against the RCMP in articles such as this have caused many to ask why we would want to continue to be in that partnership given this apparent lack of support from the head of the department,” he wrote.  The RCMP funds two research chair positions at the institute, at a cost of $4-million over the past five years. It recently renewed the $4-million contribution for another five years.  “This is a thinly veiled threat about the funding,” Mr. Gordon said. http://www.vancouversun.com/news/RCMP+officer+threatened+university+professor+says/3481957/story.html
  
See also Racist Quebecers, Politicians and Ministers tend to be too soft on crimes
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/no-rcmp-alcoholics-it-seems/
 https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/unlawfull-use-of-authority/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/canadas-police-forces/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/liars-mounties-misleading-everyone/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/old-news-rcmp-still-boozing-and-driving-too/
 
More  criticizim of the  RCMP
 
Suspended BC RCMP officers being paid up to $1.3 million a year The Province – There are now 16 BC RCMP members on paid suspension for alleged misconduct in BC. Officers can remain suspended with pay for years – even receiving annual raises …  “It’s a reward for engaging in inappropriate conduct,” said Simon Fraser University criminologist Robert Gordon. “This just shows a fundamental lack of accountability to taxpayers,” said Maureen Bader, spokeswoman for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.  Across Canada, 47 Mounties were on paid suspension as of March 31, the Ottawa Citizen’s Chris Cobb reports.
 
VANCOUVER – Rookie RCMP Const. Chris Christinger has been docked 10 days’ pay after a day of partying at the Bella Coola Rodeo that included drinking before his shift, sneaking an 18-year-old girl into a beer garden and driving a police truck while under the influence of alcohol. Christinger, an officer in Alexis Creek, was sent to Bella Coola to help police the community’s annual rodeo.Christinger arrived in Bella Coola several hours before his 4:30 p.m. shift began.So he went to the rodeo grounds, where he drank four bottles of Smirnoff Ice before heading back to his hotel, getting changed into his RCMP uniform and driving to the Bella Coola detachment. RCMP spokeswoman Const. Annie Linteau noted that, under the RCMP Act, 10 days’ lost pay is the maximum financial penalty an officer can receive short of being fired http://www.vancouversun.com/life/RCMP+officer+caught+sneaking+teen+girl+into+beer+garden+photos+posted/3516840/story.html
 
One of the best way that I have discovered to get to know what a  person is really like, is work with him  just for one whole day,.. and   what   you now saw next..    He should have been fired…
 
Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study.Heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, or crystal meth, were the most lethal to individuals. When considering their wider social effects, alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the deadliest. But overall, alcohol outranked all other substances, followed by heroin and crack cocaine. Experts said alcohol scored so high because it is so widely used and has devastating consequences not only for drinkers but for those around them. When drunk in excess, alcohol damages nearly all organ systems. It is also connected to higher death rates and is involved in a greater percentage of crime than most other drugs, including heroin. All governments should consider more education programs and raising the price of alcohol so it isn’t as widely available.    “What governments decide is illegal is not always based on science,”  for monetary considerations about revenue and taxation, like those garnered from the alcohol and tobacco industries, may influence decisions about which substances to regulate or outlaw. “Drugs that are legal cause at least as much damage, if not more, than drugs that are illicit,”     http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101031/health/health_eu_med_dangerous_alcohol
 
Provincial Governments, cops too  do not want to reduce gambling or alcohol consumption for it is a great money maker for them, and too many Canadian politicians and cops do like to booze..
 
One of the too many false reasons too many patients die in Hospitals is that almost none of the medical staff feel any personal, real, negative repercussions themselves.  That also includes the reasons we have now the too many bad cops we seem to have now too, and bad civil and public servants too, bad politicians..
 
One of the best way that I have discovered to get to know what a  person is really like, is work with him  just for one whole day,.. and   what   you now saw next.. lying, bullying, control freak..
 
Alberta should not renew RCMP contract “And the RCMP has changed, for the worse. At the headquarters level there hasn’t been a good report in years. Various inquiries have found incompetence, poor training, poor discipline, poor co-ordination and communication, and outright dishonesty. Those inquiries have used phrases like “horribly broken,” “often flawed,” “not justified” and so on. News reports made it clear that RCMP investigations into embarrassing and fatal actions of their own members were inadequate to the point of being a coverup. At the field level there were many reports of highly dubious shootings by RCMP members, and criminal investigations into the conduct of members when off duty. Former RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli resigned in disgrace after giving conflicting statements to a Parliamentary committee. ” http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/Alberta+should+renew+RCMP+contract/3498184/story.html?cid=megadrop_story 
 
 This is not a new revelation I myself now had detailed to you about 25 years ago my own experience in Canmore Alberta with the perverse RCMP where I got 2 speeding tickets on the same spot years apart and how the RCMP next also had covered up for it’s pervere buddies, and I had also entered my complaint about their perverse acts into the Canmore Queens court record as well now.
 
COURTENAY — A Courtenay man is furious after police came to his house looking for marijuana, only to discover garden tomatoes and dahlias. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the man said the incident has left him “sick to his stomach” and calling for more civilian oversight of the RCMP. On Aug. 29 (Sunday) at about 10:30 p.m., the man was sleeping upstairs in his room. His wife, who was preparing to head to bed, saw several police cars pull up in front of the house. He was presented with a search warrant for marijuana plants and told that he and his wife would be taken into custody to the police station. He said he turned on the garden floodlight to allow the police officers more light for their search. The police search had yielded only dahlias and garden tomatoes — plants that had mistakenly been identified by police as marijuana over a two-week investigation that included aerial surveillance of the couple’s back yard. http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Courtenay+RCMP+apologize+after+marijuana+raid+yields+only+dahlias/3516759/story.html 
 

September 1, 2010

The RCMP is still the big bad wolf in sheep clothing.

Over and over again we get news media reports of how unprofessional the RCMP is , but what can we expect when the clearly bad manages hired bad garage to their own bad standards.

Senior officer among those who watched  Vancouver Sun -A 20-year veteran corporal — one of the Kamloops RCMP detachment’s watch commanders — was among a group of seven who watched as two women had sex in police cells, police said Tuesday.

Alleged cellblock voyeurs under investigation by Kamloops RCMP The Province

Cops allegedly watched women have sex in cell Toronto Sun

Toronto Star – Globe and Mail – National Post – Metro Canada – Vancouver
 

 
TOO LITTLE AND MUCH TOO LATE..  KAMLOOPS, B.C. – All but one of seven men accused of not intervening while a voyeuristic scene of two women having sex in a British Columbia jail cell unfolded two weeks ago are now off their police and guard jobs without pay while RCMP investigate. The RCMP suspended three of the four officers involved on Wednesday while officials decide whether further disciplinary action is warranted. Surveillance footage allegedly shows four Mounties and three civilian jail staff watching a video monitor for seven minutes. The women had been picked up for public intoxication and were double-bunked in the “drunk tank” of the Kamloops, B.C., jail when the sex acts occurred on Aug. 18. The suspension affects the supervising officer, a corporal, who has been on the force for 20 years, as well as two constables with experience ranging from one to seven years. The decision was made after an internal review. RCMP Insp. Tim Shields said a fourth officer, who is also a constable, is still under investigation  / Police announced they were conducting code-of-conduct and criminal investigations late last week. At the same time, the southern Interior City of Kamloops suspended two prison guards and a watch clerk after getting basic details of the incident.   http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100901/national/sex_in_cell
 

Senior corporal among seven suspended over jail incident Vancouver Sun -A senior Kamloops RCMP corporal and two constables are now suspended from duty with pay stemming from allegations they watched two women have sex in a jail cell, senior Mounties said

Mounties, guards suspended for watching sex in cell CTV.ca

One of the too many false reasons too many patients die in Hospitals is that almost none of the medical staff feel any personal, real, negative repercussions themselves.  That also includes the too many bad cops we seem to have now too, and bad civil and public servants too, bad politicians..
 
One of the best way that I have discovered to get to know what a  person is really like, is work with him  just for one whole day,.. and   what   you now saw next.. lying, bullying, control freak..

 

 
MEANWHILE A  Judge temporarily off bench over online sex photos National Post – A prominent Manitoba judge whose husband allegedly posted nude photos of her in bondage gear engaging in oral sex on an Internet porn site has been temporarily relieved of her duties.

Nude photos raise questions about private lives of judges Toronto Star

CBC.ca – Edmonton Journal – CANOE – Winnipeg Free Press
 

More bad news

 

CONSUMER PROTECTION FROM BIG, BAD TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND BAD  OIL AND GAS FIRMS FIRMS, THE BAD RCMP AND HEALTH CARE INADEQUACIES ARE STILL NOT BEING ADEQUATELY ADDRESSED  SO THE MAIN FEDERAL POLITICAL PARTIES ARE THE SAME THUS  BOTH MAIN PARTIES ARE STILL UNACCEPTABLE TO MOST CANADIANS.

 

Useless Liberals pull even with Tories: EKOS poll CBC.ca – Michael Ignatieff’s Liberals have pulled into an end-of-summer dead heat with Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, according to a new EKOS poll.

 

August 2, 2010

NOT ALL PERSONS ARE EQUALLY GUILTY IN THE EYES OF THE LAW..

Young persons are more guilty over any adults? DUI included and since when? Don’t do what we do, do what we say is still  hypocrisy.
 
 
Most Police personnel caught drunk driving are falsely are not charged as well. “  Questions are being raised about why an RCMP sergeant in Saskatchewan who rolled his vehicle after having at least five alcoholic drinks was not charged with impaired driving.  So, if the government wants to crack down on drinking and driving, it should target all of the problem drivers. It’s not just about age, it’s about impaired drivers, cops included now too.  Many cops still drive home drunk from the police taverns after work
 
 An off-duty RCMP officer was arrested for allegedly breaking into a River Heights home while intoxicated will likley get off easy. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/canadas-police-forces/
In the case of police, it is in everyone’s best interest that there is full, effective, independent, transparent and objective oversight. It goes without saying that an absence of effective oversight will inevitably result in the erosion of the community’s confidence in the police.” http://ombudsman.on.ca/media/139861/who%20will%20guard%20the%20guards%20themselves%20toronto%20police%20services%20board.pdf
 
All licenced drivers in Ontario  who have any alcohol at all in their system should face the prospect of losing their licence immediately for 24 hours is what the law should read… The new law is in addition to existing legislation under the Graduated Licensing System that requires all novice drivers, regardless of age, to be alcohol free at all times while driving.  Any individual convicted of violating the new law faces a fine ranging from $60 to $500 and a 30-day licence suspension, police said in a release Friday.  As of Aug. 1, novice drivers caught with any amount of alcohol in their blood will receive an immediate 24-hour roadside driver’s licence suspension.  Statistics show DRUNK drivers ARE ALL VERY likely to be involved in drinking and driving fatal and injury crashes.
 
As well, the Reduced Suspension with Ignition Interlock Conduct Review Program goes into effect . The program is intended to increase the number of driver interlock devices in vehicles of people convicted of impaired driving or failing a breath test.  The interlock device requires the driver to blow into the machine, which then determines if they have recently consumed alcohol.  If they have, the device prevents the vehicle from being started. tHIS DEVICE CAN BE EASILY BY PASSED BY HAVING SOMEONE ELSE START THE CAR FOR YOU.

The new law will also allow eligible drivers convicted for the first time of an alcohol-impaired driving offence to time their licence is suspended from the present one year, to a new minimum of three months if they meet specific requirements that include the installation of the ignition interlock device for a minimum of nine months, in their vehicle.
 
Research shows up to 75% of suspended drivers continue to drive despite the disqualification. 
  
Kevin Wiener, a 20-year-old Toronto resident, says he’ll fight the Ontario government’s new booze ban for young drivers. Wiener says the ban, which came into effect Sunday, is unconstitutional, and he’s filing an application in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice challenging it. The ban is based on age, instead of experience, he says. The law prohibits drivers under the age of 22 from having any trace of alcohol in their system when operating a motor vehicle. Wiener says new drivers who are older do not face the same restrictions as young drivers — even though some younger drivers may have more experience on the road. This is a form of age discrimination and it’s unconstitutional, he says  http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/08/03/teen-drinking.html
 
 
Do see also
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/no-rcmp-alcoholics-it-seems/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/another-rcmp-officer-should-face-impaired-driving-charges-now-today/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/22/cops-lie-too/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/03/smoking-alcohol-bad-drugs-bad-food-lack-of-exercise-stress/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/speeding-is-not-the-major-cause-of-car-accidents-still/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/canadas-two-tiered-justice-system-opposed/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/drunk-drivers-in-ontario-for-a-start/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/all-cops-need-to-go-after-real-criminals-still/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/dumb-really-stupid-police-too-now-on-new-years-day/
 
So, clearly, we already have different laws for different age groups. But where are the special laws for the older generations who grew up when drinking and driving was “no big deal”? Where are the special sanctions for these “experienced” drivers who still think it’s OK to get behind the wheel tipsy?
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/rachel_sa/2010/07/30/14882206.htmlOff-duty
 
 

Zero Tolerance Law Takes Effect For Young Drivers

Why do the police now do not go after the drunk drivers all the time and more effectively when it is the impaired drivers andnot the speeders who cause most of the car accidents, deaths still too. Canadian Justice is too often an empty one. The establishment cover ups for it’s own and prevails. Speeding is not the main cause of car accidents, impaired driving is, but too many cops are alcoholics it seems who wrongfully do sympathize with drunks and as a result do not arrest drunks all year..

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