Banning cellphone won’t work says Vancouver Sun

With governments across Canada considering banning cellphones and other electronic devices Ian Tootill, cofounder of SENSE, (Safety by Education Not Speed Enforcement) writing in today’s Vancouver Sun claims that banning cellphones won’t make our streets and highways safer.

Tootill says that banning cellphones will likely have unforeseen consequences such as an increase in rear-end crashes resulting from drivers stopping or putting over unexpectedly to take important calls.

Here’s a link to the article.

RAC along with interested individuals and amateur radio clubs and groups have been keeping in close contact with provincial legislators who are currently considering legislation that might ban the use of cellphones in moving vehicles. Such legislation could have a negative impact on the legal use of federally licensed amateur radio equipment in moving vehicles.

2 Responses to “Banning cellphone won’t work says Vancouver Sun”


  • I live literally next door to Québec where the cell phone ban has been in force for a couple of years (ham is accepted). It amazes me the extent to which vehicles occupy bus lanes (so-called) emergency lanes and how they park where they’re bound to be clipped one day by somebody!

    I really wonder about these rules. Personally text messaging, eating your mid-day snacks and controlling your brats in the back seal while driving are way worse!

  • I live literally next door to Québec where the cell phone ban has been in force for a couple of years (ham is accepted). It amazes me the extent to which vehicles occupy bus lanes (so-called) emergency lanes and how they park where they’re bound to be clipped one day by somebody!

    I really wonder about these rules. Personally text messaging, eating your mid-day snacks and controlling your brats in the back seal while driving are way worse!

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