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Distracted Driving Laws Stand Supreme Test

One horrible lesson we’ve learned with the advance of cellular and smartphone technology is that distracted driving kills. But still, people continue to be lured by the bings and rings of their phones. That’s why in 2010, BC implemented a set of new regulations to the Motor Vehicle Act that banned the use of hand-held…
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Are Distracted Driving Laws Tough Enough?

Marc Garneau was the first Canadian in space, but now as the federal Minister of Transport, he’s blasting off again – this time against distracted driving in this country. Just recently, Garneau came out in support of creating a consistent set of rules and penalties for distracted driving from coast to coast, especially when it…
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Stop, Drop, and Pokemon Go?

Pokemon Go is all the rage. The augmented reality game has taken off around the world with people tracking down “Poke Stops” and collecting Pokemon characters on their smartphones. But it has come with some undesired, even dangerous side effects. Combining a video game with a real-world scavenger hunt, the objective is to get out…
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Text Walking Lanes

Want to text and walk? Go to Belgium. Digital Trends says pedestrians using smartphones in the Belgian city of Antwerp are now using dedicated "text walking lanes" Like The University of Utah and Chongqing in China, the text walking lanes have been painted onto Antwerp's busiest sidewalks. While this was a clever marketing stunt by…
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Do You Video Chat While Driving?

According to an AT&T survey, 70% of people use their smartphone while operating a motor vehicle. But the New York times says Some People Do More Than Text While Driving: 40% of drivers are taking selfies and shooting videos. 40% of drivers visiting social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter. Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn. 30%…
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