distracted driving

64 per cent of British Columbians polled by Research Co. believe repeat distracted drivers should have their phones seized. (Shutterstock)

Should prolific distracted drivers have their phones seized? Majority says yes: B.C. poll

64% of those polled say repeat offenders’ phones should be seized, 55% favour doubling current fines

 

A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

WOLF: Roundabouts and other pet peeves driving B.C. drivers crazy

Column: What habits do other drivers have that bother you on the road?

 

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey motorist loses distracted driving conviction appeal

Kanwar Pal Singh claimed Judicial Justice put burden of proving his innocence on him but higher court disagreed

 

The B.C. Highway Patrol division of the RCMP will be on the lookout for distracted drivers this month, as enforcement ramps up. (Black Press Media file photo)

Distracted driving enforcement getting full police attention on B.C. highways

RCMP partners with ICBC, Road Safety BC on September distracted driving, seat belt campaign

The B.C. Highway Patrol division of the RCMP will be on the lookout for distracted drivers this month, as enforcement ramps up. (Black Press Media file photo)
In B.C., it is against the law to text, email, talk or otherwise hold an electronic device in the hand while operating a motor vehicle, including while the vehicle is stopped at a red light. We all know this, so why do so many of us still do it? (Drivesmart)

SIMPSON: What do pets, bras, cereal bowls and novels have in common?

They can cost you a lot of money and even kill someone if not handled safely and responsibly

In B.C., it is against the law to text, email, talk or otherwise hold an electronic device in the hand while operating a motor vehicle, including while the vehicle is stopped at a red light. We all know this, so why do so many of us still do it? (Drivesmart)
Campbell River courthouse. Google maps

Listening to podcast off phone app while driving not distracted driving, B.C. judge rules

Campbell River man appeals ticket, saying he was not touching the phone while podcast played

Campbell River courthouse. Google maps
Scales of Justice

Wearing earbud connected to dead cell phone still distracted driving, judge confirms

Surrey driver loses appeal of conviction as judge upholds decision that driving with a dead cellphone is still distracted driving

Scales of Justice
An illuminated truck has been seen driving around downtown Victoria. (File contributed/ Reddit, ScotchityScotch)

Driver gets $109 ticket after truck with TV-sized advertisements seen in Victoria

The MVA has restrictions on illuminated signs to minimize distracted driving

An illuminated truck has been seen driving around downtown Victoria. (File contributed/ Reddit, ScotchityScotch)
Vehicle crashes are up in B.C., costing ICBC more in claims. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press)

B.C. defends distracted driving crackdown

Lawyer says penalties too harsh for texting at stoplights

Vehicle crashes are up in B.C., costing ICBC more in claims. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press)
A look at the photo posted by VPD about an individual they pulled over who had an iPhone and tablet tied to his steering wheel. (Twitter/@VPDTrafficUnit)

READERS REACT: Driver fined after iPhone, tablet tied to steering wheel

People were livid that the driver was only issued an $81 ticket for failing to produce a license

A look at the photo posted by VPD about an individual they pulled over who had an iPhone and tablet tied to his steering wheel. (Twitter/@VPDTrafficUnit)
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READERS REACT: B.C. to hike distracted driving penalties by $740

Some of our readers react to the news coming from the provincial government today

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Car accidents on the rise in Surrey

Car accidents on the rise in Surrey

According to the latest data from ICBC, there were more than 16,000 car crashes in 2015

Car accidents on the rise in Surrey
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