One thing he didn't have? His licence.
Increased penalties do little to change social behaviour and attitudes.
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The driver was stopped twice in six blocks for using an electronic device.
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He said his brain was on 'auto pilot' and missed the signs.
It's not nearly our worst driving habit.
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It may surprise you to know that, the province created new penalties to up the fine for first-time offenders.
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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."
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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?
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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.
Don't hunt (for Pokemon) and drive.
Provincial police reported that distracted driving was the cause of more deaths on provincial highways than any other factor for the third year in a row.
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"It is a horrible thing for a funeral home to do. But we're not a funeral home."
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"It's the most expensive banana I've ever had in my life."
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A new study suggests teenagers are texting less while driving, in large part because they think it's dangerous and irresponsible.
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.
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Mrs. Kelly's favourite son has some words of wisdom.
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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.
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With school starting, the new laws couldn't come at a better time.
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Nomophobia is the term coined for a fear of being out of mobile phone contact.
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