The provincial government in Alberta is proposing a broad "distracted driving" law.
The legislation would not only prohibit the use of handheld communication devices while driving, but also other activities such as personal grooming and even eating. The issuance of tickets would be at the discretion of the police officer.
This sounds like the government is codifying what constitutes "due care and attention".
Sadly, as common sense has given way to common idiocy, this is needed all over NA. Too many think it's a right to speed, put on makeup, eat, play with the cell, or other such stuff while hurtling down the road at high speed.
Now, if the police will (or are able) just enforce it!
Fact: At 60 mph, you're traveling at 87.85 feet per second. At 100 kph, it's 91 feet per second. Add in a reaction time of 1.5 seconds for a good driver.
I'm sure you'll all get the point!
They better not try to stop us from drinking our Tim's coffee while driving. , but still a good law, even though we still have some idiots here in Ontario that claim they didn't know about the law, when they got pulled over.
Fact: At 60 mph, you're traveling at 87.85 feet per second.
As we used to say in work "close enough for government business."
Your point is well made.
IMO another silly law that won't fix the problem of bad drivers plus cops *most likely* won't enforce it anyways.
The new buzz word is "Distracted Driving." It replaces "Cell Phone" and "failure to signal" in the lexicon of nannies. The next push will be to include it under "Homeland Security."
Remember when the buzz phrase was "crowding the driver"?
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