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Jan 1, 2019 - Distracted Driving Fines in Ontario go up - $1000 on your first offense

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Jan 1, 2019 - Distracted Driving Fines in Ontario go up - $1000 on your first offense

I saw this article and thought I would share it to the RFD community in case it was not reported: https://driving.ca/gmc/auto-news/news/o ... ed-driving
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This nanny state is real.

Thank gosh tinted windows are legal here.

Flame suit on. Well with Android Auto.... And a smartwatch, at least its easy to get around this.
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next on the list ... let's go after the jaywalkers (esp. with the cellphones doing texting) Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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booblehead wrote:
Dec 17th, 2018 11:17 am
next on the list ... let's go after the jaywalkers (esp. with the cellphones doing texting) Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
So often getting of the train at Union, these people would stick their eyes to their phones and walk at the turquoise' speed, blocking everyone behind them in a narrow tunnel. Some people got really pissed off, walked pass and 'intentionally' bumped into these people. Yet, oblivion is unoblivious.
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This won't change anything. The government still has it codified into law that distracted driving is safe if you have a good enough reason. They keep trying to tell us that us peasants don't have good enough reasons and only government employees do, but people see through this and know what their actual stance is on it.

Until they start treating distracted driving like drunk driving and ban it for everyone regardless of job people will still do it. Treat something dangerous like it's actually dangerous and people will treat it like it's dangerous. Tell people something is dangerous while you make it completely okay for you and you alone to do it and people will treat it like it's okay.
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angryaudifanatic wrote:
Dec 17th, 2018 11:04 am
This nanny state is real.

Thank gosh tinted windows are legal here.

Flame suit on. Well with Android Auto.... And a smartwatch, at least its easy to get around this.
There are some idiots that will say "Good I support this, talking on cellphone is bad". What these idiots dont understand is that the law is ambiguous. You eating a burger while driving? Charged. You turn around for a split second to see the backseat if your baby is choking? Charged. Talking to you passenger while driving? Charged.
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booblehead wrote:
Dec 17th, 2018 11:17 am
next on the list ... let's go after the jaywalkers (esp. with the cellphones doing texting) Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
Isn't the penalty severe injury/death? Seems legit to me, Darwin would be happy. Hopefully driver has dashcam to prove innocence.
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MusicBox wrote:
Dec 17th, 2018 11:51 am
There are some idiots that will say "Good I support this, talking on cellphone is bad". What these idiots dont understand is that the law is ambiguous. You eating a burger while driving? Charged. You turn around for a split second to see the backseat if your baby is choking? Charged. Talking to you passenger while driving? Charged.
before I read this post I already assumed you were pro texting and driving

not surprising.
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Yeah you have a direct webcam pointed at me eh?
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MusicBox wrote:
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Yeah you have a direct webcam pointed at me eh?

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Not everyone in the country lives in Ontario. Please put the location in the title for stuff like this.
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Dec 17th, 2018 12:31 pm
Not everyone in the country lives in Ontario. Please put the location in the title for stuff like this.
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I just wish they actually started enforcing these. I see too many drivers both on roads and highways fiddling with their phones.

I mean there's a lot of incentive for the municipality: instead of charging $80 parking tickets, they could make 10 times more in less time. Just drive around and look around for offenders. The thing is, police doesn't even need the undercover (unmarked) vehicles, the driver on the phone won't notice them anyways most likely.
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Wonder if it'll be challenged, because it's quite disproportional compare to other offenses, doesn't driving 50 over gets lesser punishment?
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MusicBox wrote:
Dec 17th, 2018 11:51 am

There are some idiots that will say "Good I support this, talking on cellphone is bad". What these idiots dont understand is that the law is ambiguous. You eating a burger while driving? Charged. You turn around for a split second to see the backseat if your baby is choking? Charged. Talking to you passenger while driving? Charged.
Who cares why you're distracted? If you're not paying attention to driving your vehicle than you are a moron and shouldn't be driving. Should be a loss of license.
jzmtl wrote:
Dec 17th, 2018 1:00 pm
Wonder if it'll be challenged, because it's quite disproportional compare to other offenses, doesn't driving 50 over gets lesser punishment?
It's at least as dangerous as drunk driving so I don't see a problem. Plus over 50 gets your car taken away with higher fines (i think).

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