Ontario considering cellphone driving ban

October 27, 2008 Tags: Politics | Health

Ontario is consider a ban on “electronic communication devices” for anyone driving a vehicle. As much as I appreciate the convenience of being able to make a quick call to a friend, numerous studies have shown that the risk of driving while talking on a cellphone is close to that of drinking and driving.

Car accidents are the #1 non-medical cause of death in developed nations, so it only makes sense to try to make driving safer. Based on the statistics, and what I’ve seen on the road, I’d have to support a ban like this.

Reported various places, including a detailed article in the Globe and Mail.