I dont want it but there are individulas here saying that talking on cell phones is so dangerous and many accidents have resulted. I call BS and am still waiting for someone to post 1 single accident where a person talking on a cell phone was to blame.
The law in my opinion is a tax grab.
Not the texting part the part that says you arent allowed to talk on a phone while holding it.
many people making claims but not one single BC or Canadian accident listed here Im calling the bluff.
ok forget horrific just show where a cell phone conversation cause an accident. Our Government claims it is so dangerous.
Show me something and that will be the end of my ranting . Not form some far off country but from here where the law is "saving lives".
Given how much you've written on this topic you'd think you would have taken 5 minutes for a google search.http://www.worksafeb...leaccidents.pdf
"In 2003, ICBC conducted a review of its claims data to determine the role of cell phones in motor vehicle crashes. The review documented approximately 523 incidents (0.5% of total claims for that year) which occurred as a direct result of driver cell phone use. Of these 523 claims, 124 involved an injury and 399 were property damage claims."
They don't break it down by texting vs phoning, but in 2003 no one had a smartphone so it was probably mostly phoning.
And of course as was already said, statistics very likely underreport the problem
"Statistics on cell phone involvement in motor vehicle collisions are controversial, because cell phone use is difficult to detect. Existing statistics, which indicate that cell phone use is a factor in less than 1% of collisions, are not considered to be truly indicative of the problem.15 The actual contribution of cell phone use in motor vehicle collisions is difficult to quantify as drivers are not likely to report they were using a cell phone to investigators."
Of course this is separate from the issue of whether the law is effective or not. It might be ineffective, but that doesn't change the danger from using a cell phone while driving.
Edited by pherthyl, 14 February 2014 - 06:00 PM.