Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Cellphones & Driving
- John is right,
Distracted driving is a very serious danger, and covers many more activities
than holding a cellphone.
> . . . . And even if a lawOur local coroner was so fussy about not being distracted when driving his
> enforcement officer does manage to catch someone they can simply claim
> they were using the mp3 player feature or perhaps it's also a two-way
government-supplied car that he ordered it without a radio.
Most HTAs include the phrase "the driver must have care and control of the
vehicle at all times." This should be good enough to allow police to charge
a driver doing anything that is not _required_ while driving. Passing laws
to ban hand-held cellphones only makes these other distractions seem
Our pedestrians' rights group, Ottawalk (1988-2000) adopted a
position on this issue in 1990.