Two provinces to ban driving with phones
Well it is going to come here sooner or later. But I still think we need to deal with other distractions too. People who watch DVDs while driving for instance. Hands free phones are as bad as hand held in terms of distraction, but both hands on the wheel is still pretty rare. Use of mirrors and signals is unusual too. Observance of the speed limit – you have got to be joking! Being aware of pedestrians or cyclists? Hah!
ICBC could do something about all this – make it very clear that contributory negligence will cost those responsible for collisions very dearly indeed. Not just in terms of higher premiums later but in the percentage of the claim they will be forced to pay. In the same way that a cyclist who does not wear a helmet is penalised now.