Police to crack down on distracted drivers in February

Latest Fort McMurray News, find out what's happening in Fort Mac

Police to crack down on distracted drivers in February

Distracted drivers are the target of a month long campaign to improve road safety.

Wood Buffalo RCMP and their partners are beefing up enforcement and education in February.

RCMP Sergeant Dick Tremblay says using a hand held device isn't the only thing to cause distractions to drivers.

"We even had people busy eating their poutines while driving, some other people having their pets such as a bird on their shoulder, pecking at their head, so there's all sorts of, I would say, interesting events while driving," says Tremblay.

Tremblay says it's extremely important that people realize driving is a mental task.

He says many of the people they pull over know that but view their illegal behavior as a bad habit.

"Unfortunately many people think they can multi-task and often this will cause collisions," says Tremblay.


He says the ultimate objective is to make the roads safer.
Fort McMurray News
 
Posts: 16576
Joined: Wed May 04, 2011 2:30 am
Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Sponsored links

Advertise in Fort McMurray
 
Location: Alberta, Canada

Re: Police to crack down on distracted drivers in February

Unread postby Petrossr » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:48 pm

Should be easy enough - just look for those (mostly cab drivers) with the earbuds. That may be easy for them to hear their cell phone but it doesn't make them "hands free". The cell phone is still in their hand on their lap and they have to push buttons.
Petrossr
 
Posts: 56
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:24 pm

Re: Police to crack down on distracted drivers in February

Unread postby MacDaddy » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:46 am

Be careful with what you say. Next they will threaten to strike unless they are allowed to ignore the distracted driving law and it will be all your fault.
MacDaddy
 
Posts: 851
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:45 am
Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada


Return to Fort McMurray News

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 4 guests