CTV reported yesterday that Suzanne Anton has conducted yet another two-day conference on the direction of distracting driving laws in BC.
The session led by government and other partners such as ICBC, MADD and RoadSafetyBC, police, and Doctors of BC addressed the need to reduce the number of deaths by distracted driving on BC Roads.
Hopefully we are getting closer to the implementation of tougher laws in BC.
“We really need to work hard to educate the public on the perils of distracted driving “, reports Mark Lyons, Senior Counsel at Warnett Hallen LLP. “We appreciate the focus that Attorney General Anton has on this important issue, but fines and points are not going to eliminate distracted driving behaviour. But social pressure will be a driving force”.
It is a fact that distracted driving kills more people now than drunk driving. Mark says, “I have supported MADD for years and I am pleased to see that there have been tremendous strides in eliminating drunk drivers from our roads. But now we need to focus on similar organizations like Drop It And Drive to help ensure that distracted driving becomes the same type of social stigma that drinking and driving has become.”
The personal injury lawyers at Warnett Hallen LLP will keep a close eye on any forthcoming announcements from the AG’s office and will continue to lobby to encourage people to eliminate distracted driving from their own driving behaviours.
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