Distracted Driving

Yes, Everyone Who Texts And Drives Knows How Stupid It Is

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Living

SAN FRANCISCO - Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Many people do it anyway.In an AT&T-sponsored survey of frequent drivers...

You'll Be Penalized More Now For Distracted Driving In B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Justice Minister Suzanne Anton has introduced tougher distracted driving penalties and is signalling that higher fines a...

ICBC Wants To Hike Basic Rates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is aiming to hike basic insurance rates by 5.2 per cent.Spokesman Adam Grossman says in a wr...

Victoria Police Are Going Undercover As Panhandlers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Police in Victoria, B.C. are at it again, in their unusual tactics to catch bad drivers. A female officer posed as a panhandler on a median at a bu...

Moms Busted For Drunk Driving With Kids

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Not one, but two B.C. mothers were caught drunk driving with their children in separate cases on the same day. The first driver, 32, was stopped la...

This Kills More British Columbians Than Drunk Drivng

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Distracted driving is killing more British Columbians than impaired driving and Attorney General Suzanne Anton said Wednesday the governmen...

Distracted Driver Racks Up $30,000 Insurance Premium

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - One Vancouver driver has rung up 26 tickets in just over three years for breaking the law by using his electronic device while behind the ...

Ontario Distracted Driving Fines Double

CBC | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada

The fine for distracted driving in Ontario will soon nearly double. As of March 18, driving with the display screen of a phone, computer, MP3 player...

Awareness, Better Winter Coat Are Part Of Pedestrian Safety

Jane Macdougall | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jane Macdougall

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.

LOOK: How Your Crotch Can Kill You

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - An ad campaign called "Crotches Kill" has been rolled out in Alberta to discourage drivers from using hand-held devices they hide in their l...

Who's Spying On Distracted Drivers Now?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Drivers in Victoria have yet another reason to leave their mobile devices and other distractions out of their hands. Police will be riding on buses to...

Did Cellphone Use Cause Lions Gate Bridge Crash?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A 28-year-old North Vancouver man will face two charges related to a head-on crash that closed the Lions Gate Bridge for hours during the ...

Police Invite Calgary Teens To Text And Drive

Abi Paul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
Abi Paul

What can we do to reduce this statistic of accidents caused by distracted driving if not entirely eliminate it? While legislation and punitive recourse exists, society cannot rely entirely on enforcement to save the day. What if an alternate solution exists, albeit an unproven one for distracted driving.

Google Glassing and Driving?

CP | Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An early adopter of Google's Internet-connected eyeglasses may soon become a guinea pig of a different sort.Cecilia Abadie was p...

LOOK: What's Dumber Than Driving And Texting?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

You wouldn't ride a bull while shaving, so why would you drive distracted? That's what the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is asking as part of "...

Snitching On Distracted Drivers. Good Idea?

CBC | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

ICBC is teaming up with the B.C. government and police all over the province for a month-long crackdown on distracted driving, urging drivers to &apos...

Cellphones Leading To Spike In Distracted Driving

CBC | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada

Wilma Ealy lost "every bit of skin, muscle and tissue" on her legs from the waist down when a distracted driver smashed into her while she w...

How Soon Before We're Dependent on Google Glass?

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Business
Samuel Mosonyi

For those consumers already feeling overwhelmed and distracted by the constant notifications which come with a smartphone, Google Glass is probably not the best choice. We have arguably developed a dependence towards smartphones. Before consumers become dependent on Glass, they should seriously consider the implications before making their decision. In a society where relying on the mind for information and computation becomes less important due to the proliferation of mobile computers that can do the work for us, Glass may further exacerbate the dependence on technology to access information.

Readers Slam The Phone On This Idea

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Alberta

It was only a contemplation but suggestions that Alberta drivers may have their cellphones taken away by police as punishment for distracted driving h...

WATCH: B.C. Pedestrian Goes Flying

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A shocking video, released by Abbotsford police as part of a road safety warning, shows a distracted driver who sends a pedestrian flying 50 feet in t...

Not Even Hands-Free Protects Us From Distracted Drivers

CBC | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Living

The part of the brain needed to make safe left-hand turns largely shuts off during a cellphone conversation — even if the phone is a hands-free devi...

LOOK: Stop Looking At Your Crotch, Says The Government

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

What if you stepped up to a urinal and the puck inside spoke and said, "I know what you're doing down there?" That exact thing is happening all ove...

Distracted Driving Crackdown

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Nearly one in three deaths on B.C. roads is linked to distracted driving and Mounties hope to cut the carnage by targeting violators throu...

Driver Distracted By iPod Hits Senior

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A driver who was distracted by changing music on her iPod has been charged in an accident that left a 70-year-old pedestrian with serious injuries in ...

Should Distracted Drivers Lose Points, Too?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's police chiefs are pressing the province to hand out demerits for distracted driving tickets.Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht says...