|Distracted Driving in Durham Region|
|Aug 07, 2010 22:55 ET||Back | Print Article|
| Guest Name:||Jon||Email:|| |
|I read your article today titled "Distracted Driving in Durham Region" And I totally agree with the assessment that driving distracted while using an entertainment device is just as dangerous as driving while impaired.|
However, isn't it just as dangerous for people to be smoking or lighting their cigarette while driving? I don't see how it is acceptable to be able to have one hand off the wheel smoking or having your attention taken off the road to light a cigarette but it is not okay to use a cell phone, Ipod, GPS etc... while driving. Aren't both actions just as dangerous? Yet we only choose to enforce the cell phone, Ipod, GPS etc etc... why is this? I can't count how many times I have almost been sideswiped or hit by someone too busy smoking!
Currently our laws do not including eating, smoking, etc. However, if someone causes a collision due to these examples they may be charged with Careless Driving.