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distracted driving

Increased penalties do little to change social behaviour and attitudes.
It may surprise you to know that, the province created new penalties to up the fine for first-time offenders.
If I asked you to close your eyes and imagine a car crash, it might play out like a movie scene in your mind: a car skidding down the road on dark, stormy night or rain pelting the windshield of an out-of-control car surrounded by darkness.
“I don’t feel that you need to go to those kinds of extremes to teach a lesson."
Online counter-marketing succeeds only if teens tell other teens how ridiculously uncool and unsafe it is to text or speak into a phone while driving. Yet the dominant form of teenage communication is texting. This poses a public policy conundrum: how best do we change teen behaviour?
It's OK to engage in a little fun and chase around these imaginary characters, but safety always comes first. And when your attention is completely on your virtual surroundings rather than what's really in front of you, you can easily end up in a dangerous situation.
"It is a horrible thing for a funeral home to do. But we're not a funeral home."
"It's the most expensive banana I've ever had in my life."
The woman was spotted with her baby on her lap in the front seat.
Dawn Muzzo appeared on a reality show and talked about her own driving habits.
Mrs. Kelly's favourite son has some words of wisdom.
Like many parents, I wonder if I'm too protective. "How can I learn to be safe if you go everywhere with me?" asked Gavin yesterday. He had a point. Especially since I had just read a page on World Vision Canada's web site highlighting the incredible journeys made by children around the world, as they travel to school alone.
With school starting, the new laws couldn't come at a better time.
Police in Victoria, B.C. are at it again, in their unusual tactics to catch bad drivers. A female officer posed as a panhandler
Not one, but two B.C. mothers were caught drunk driving with their children in separate cases on the same day. The first
Each year in B.C., about 65 pedestrians don't survive a collision with a vehicle. My sister-in-law was one of the lucky ones. Lucky, if you count spending two months in hospital, having a steel plate in your leg, and requiring a cane to walk, as luck.
Drivers in Victoria have yet another reason to leave their mobile devices and other distractions out of their hands. Police