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January 1, 2010

Cellphone driving regulations changed…

Filed under: Commentary — Jocko @ 2:32 pm

One thing that distinguishes Gulf Islands residents from their city counterparts is the lack of reliance on mobile communications devices.

In many areas, a lack of solid reception makes cellphone communication either unreliable or frustrating, so we’re less likely to pull out the cell when it really isn’t necessary.

But even if most islanders’ ears and thumbs aren’t in constant contact with their hand-held phones as they talk or text, many people have become accustomed to holding a phone in one hand and a steering wheel in another.

Changes to the province’s Motor Vehicle Act will result in a ban on that activity beginning Friday, Jan. 1.

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1 Comment »

  1. It’s about time. The rules should include eating and drinking.Humans are known to have short attention spans so they should stick to one thing at a time in this case driving.

    Comment by peter norris — January 17, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

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