Tomorrow, October 26th, Ontario will be joining Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland & Labrador in the ban against cellphone use while driving. According to the Toronto Star, drivers can be fined up to $500 for chatting, dialing, texting or e-mailing on hand-held devices.
A while ago, I saw this really graphic PSA (public service announcement) targeted at people who text while driving, but it sort of stems around the idea of using your phone in any matter while driving. I should warn you, this video is not for the faint at heart.. click here to watch it.
In the US, currently 6 states have handheld cell phone bans for all drivers, which include California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Washington. Other states have cellphone bans dependent on the type of driver (novice drivers and bus drivers), as well as laws regarding text messaging. Click here for a list of these laws per state.
We’re all adults, so I don’t need to tell you about the dangers of using your phone while driving BUT, insert shameless plug here, there are tons of alternative options as most cell phones now are equipped with Bluetooth technology and if for some reason you live like a cave man and you don’t have a Bluetooth enabled phone – kidding.. then you can always use a car mount. You can visit the Fuze Mobility Store and they have tons of goodies for you to choose from here.
The gist, be safe out there.. Because unlike LEGOS, we can’t be put back together so easily.