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Old 10-20-2015, 03:42 PM   #29
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I've only got one word for this... WOW!

[QUOTE=Carol H;554753] Not so obvious in BC Norm! In BC the law is such can not even look at a mobile phone while driving!! And yes they are enforcing it!

The law in BC is:

"A driver must not hold, operate, communicate or watch the screen of a hand-held electronic communication device"
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Old 10-20-2015, 04:01 PM   #30
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[QUOTE=Darral T.;554756]I've only got one word for this... WOW!

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Not so obvious in BC Norm! In BC the law is such can not even look at a mobile phone while driving!! And yes they are enforcing it!

The law in BC is:

"A driver must not hold, operate, communicate or watch the screen of a hand-held electronic communication device"
apparently over 55,000 folks here in BC said the same thing while being handed a ticket for it last year!
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Old 10-20-2015, 04:50 PM   #31
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Why do we have to get so nit-picky on this forum??
I believe I said - best be knowledgeable of the laws.

You'd rather not know?
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:48 PM   #32
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I originally bought my backup camera because my van (the tank) is huge and it really helps in all ways, not just Scamp hitch up related.

I do like it now for hooking up and although I'm not a toy person this is one I'm glad to have with my wheelchair van. Whatever makes you happy right? It was money I was happy to spend. In the past, I've also been pretty good at eyeballing it and haven't lost that skill either, just because I now have a camera. I haven't become lazy, just makes things a bit easier.

Oh well. "We love the things we love for what they are."


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Old 10-20-2015, 06:53 PM   #33
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Can you look at GPS?
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:27 PM   #34
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I'm glad to know, but…

The whole thing sounds to me like a typical knee-jerk legislative response to rapidly changing vehicular technology. Like a lot of legislation it ends up being a day late and a dollar short. How many different electronic displays does a new vehicle have now from the manufacturer? A configurable electronic dashboard, a touch screen interface that controls user settings for climate control, media, navigation, even engine and transmission settings, a rear view camera screen,… Then there are the various electronic devices the user adds to the mix: GPS, smart phone, brake controller, rear view trailer camera,… And we think if we just legislate the phone…

We rented a new Chrysler earlier this year. Merely changing the fan speed on the climate control required me to take my eyes off the road long enough to tap the screen several times in different spots. It's a good thing my wife was along… "Honey, could you make it a little colder on my side, please?"

Maybe we need to mandate a copilot in every vehicle.
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My first reaction was also to pose questions: what if this, what if that, pointing out the foolishness. It took a while as I haven't worked for a while but I remembered that things like this are written by committee, the bane of corporations and government.
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My first reaction was also to pose questions: what if this, what if that, pointing out the foolishness.
Yup. Seat belts are stupid too, and air bags, and crush zones, and
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Yup. Seat belts are stupid too, and air bags, and crush zones, and
Come on now. That is a little over the top. To make an example I'd rather have a GPS on my dashboard and not have to look down at a built-in GPS.
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Nobody said that you can't have a GPS on your dashboard ( that's where mine is ). You just aren't supposed to program a route while driving.
Numerous studies have found that texting and talking on a cell phone is as dangerous as driving drunk.
That is the basis for the law.
I'm sure you can find examples for almost any law that would seem a ridiculous application of that law.
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Nobody said that you can't have a GPS on your dashboard ( that's where mine is ). You just aren't supposed to program a route while driving.
Numerous studies have found that texting and talking on a cell phone is as dangerous as driving drunk.
That is the basis for the law.
I'm sure you can find examples for almost any law that would seem a ridiculous application of that law.
I thought it included not blocking the view. Mine blocks my view of the hood but for someone shorter it would block the view of the road. Cops come in different sizes.

I wonder what set you off. Do you favor committees and found my statement offensive? If so please consider my committee statement retracted.
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I prefer well-considered positions and discussions. To suggest a law is foolish without presenting any evidence sets me off.

In any event, the police always have a back-up, 'driving without due care and attention' but the penalties for that are much harsher.
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Can you look at GPS?
Yup you can, but only if it is a GPS system secured to the car and if it works via voice activation. If no voice controlled then you need to do all your inputting of address etc while parked.

Edit to add: the law forbids the use of a "hand held communication device" while driving, a dedicated GPS is not considered to be a "communication device" but a smart phone with a GPS app on it is considered to be a "communication device. .
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I'm glad to know, but…

The whole thing sounds to me like a typical knee-jerk legislative response to rapidly changing vehicular technology.
Actually it is an attempt to keep people from touching their cellphones for any reason while driving and avoid the temptation of using it and killing themselves or someone else, nothing to do with vehicular technology.

Before the law was put in place they did ask for public input/engagement on the topic and only put the law in place once it became clear the majority of folks in the province felt it was a much needed law.

From the Government of BC's website on the topic :

"Distracted Driving in B.C.

Distracted driving, in all of its forms, is the second-highest contributing factor to motor vehicle related fatalities in B.C., with 88 deaths per year. It is estimated that over 9,500 drivers are using a hand-held device while driving at any given time in B.C., with 40% of those drivers texting behind the wheel."

More info the research and background info on the law can be found at:
Province of BC - Distracted Driver.
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