Driving While Using Hand Held Devices
Any chance you might do another article on handheld device usage in BC? The first rider death of 2012 in Kelowna was caused by driver inattention to cell phone usage. I've attached a photo that was just taken this Saturday. We actually took several - I was driving, my wife was operating the camera. This particular one clearly shows what has the driver's attention. Traffic was not at a standstill - it was flowing at 60 km/h, and there was plenty of vehicles around on a six-lane highway.
There's not much that I can add to this person's request to continue to highlight the dangers of taking your attention away from the driving task. He's clearly had enough of seeing this selfish, uncaring behaviour around himself and his family when he is driving and intends to do something about it. If someone from the Kelowna Detachment takes action it is going to be very difficult for this driver to explain away his actions! I just hope that they don't end up becoming part of a road rage incident when the offending driver realizes that a photo has been taken.
Is any call or text so important that you have to respond to it while driving? If you must say yes, you are fooling yourself and endangering everyone.
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