Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Ontario limits car phone use
Legislation due today would impose fines and demerit points for use of gadgets at wheel
Using hand-held electronic gadgets while driving would be against the law in Ontario under legislation to be introduced today.
Drivers caught emailing, texting or yapping on hand-held devices such as cellphones or BlackBerrys, or using hand-held global positioning systems would face fines and demerit points, a well-placed government source told the Star.
However, drivers using cellphones with earpieces or Bluetooth devices to carry on conversations, or using a dashboard-mounted GPS would have nothing to fear under the bill developed over the past six months by Transportation Minister Jim Bradley.
You can read the rest of the Toronto Star article here.
I have a cell phone (that I rarely use while driving) so I totally support this and hope it goes through. It's about time!
There are a lot of lousy drivers out there ... and guess what is stuck to their ears?! Yep, a cell phone!
Do you agree with this ban?