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Old 03-01-2014, 03:49 PM
 
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1 in 50 drivers on my street were looking at their cell phones while the car was in motion. This was not at a red light, this was while the car was going full speed.

Accidents on my street happen regularly.

If I was to discriminate by age, all of these drivers looked young except for a few.

This is an absolute OUTRAGE. I was born in the wrong era to drive a car.
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:55 PM
 
Location: MN
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1 in 50 drivers on my street were looking at their cell phones while the car was in motion. This was not at a red light, this was while the car was going full speed.

Accidents on my street happen regularly.

If i was to discriminate by age, all of these drivers looked young except for a few.

This is an absolute outrage. I was born in the wrong era to drive a car.
2%?
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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I'd be more concerned with people driving their cars at full speed down your road, than the cell phones.
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:58 PM
 
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2%?
While the car is in motion.

That is way too many.
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:00 PM
 
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I'd be more concerned with people driving their cars at full speed down your road, than the cell phones.
Full speed meaning at speed limit, pardon me, English is not my first language.
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Full speed meaning at speed limit, pardon me, English is not my first language.

I know what you ment. I'm just being an ass. lol
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:39 PM
 
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I know what you ment. I'm just being an ass. lol
Is using a cell phone while driving illegal in Canada? I vaguely remember seeing signs about it visiting my grandma in Thunder Bay. If so, is it actually enforced?
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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1 in 50 drivers on my street were looking at their cell phones while the car was in motion. This was not at a red light, this was while the car was going full speed.

Accidents on my street happen regularly.

If I was to discriminate by age, all of these drivers looked young except for a few.

This is an absolute OUTRAGE. I was born in the wrong era to drive a car.
Where are you, TheHurricaneKid?

Most of my driving around town is in an elevated Jeep which affords me a much better view and I firmly believe the Cell Phone Chatting and Texting rate is considerably higher. My guess would be at least 2 out of 5, possibly even higher.

Whatever the rate, I agree it is an absolute OUTRAGE and needs to be addressed PRIOR to an accident.
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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Where are you, TheHurricaneKid?

Most of my driving around town is in an elevated Jeep which affords me a much better view and I firmly believe the Cell Phone Chatting and Texting rate is considerably higher. My guess would be at least 2 out of 5, possibly even higher.

Whatever the rate, I agree it is an absolute OUTRAGE and needs to be addressed PRIOR to an accident.
If I were to include the people generally talking on the phone, it would be much higher. However, I included strictly people who didn't have their eyes on the road, and strictly people not waiting at the red light.
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Is using a cell phone while driving illegal in Canada? I vaguely remember seeing signs about it visiting my grandma in Thunder Bay. If so, is it actually enforced?

Meh. In Ontario, it is even illegal to be hold a cell phone while driving. How often a police officer enforces it....I don't know. But I would imagine if you were clearly being distracted by it to the point that you stick out in traffic to him, yeah, you're getting pulled over. And you deserve it, too.
If you get in a wreck because of it, you're really screwed.

In March, Ontario is bumping the fine up to $280!
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