Local News

Stop the texts, and you’ll stop the wrecks, government says

A week into Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the government is once again urging Albertans to stop texting behind the wheel.

The province offered research that indicates between 20 and 30 per cent of all collisions are due to distracted driving. The government also says distracted drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a collision than attentive drivers. […]

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Local News

Distracted driving the focus in February

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Local RCMP will have their eyes open for those drivers whose eyes are anywhere but on the road. Each month law enforcement throughout the province focus on an different aspect of traffic safety and February has been designated as distracted driving month under the Alberta Traffic Safety Plan… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Distracted driving one outcome of a distracted society

Twenty years ago when the phone rang it was generally for something important, a customer wanting to place an order, a colleague requiring detailed information on some joint work or your mom giving you the latest scoop on aunt Sadie’s recent gall bladder operation. If someone dared to call with the mundane or trivial garbage we now routinely accept we’d all have said, ‘I’m sorry, but I cannot talk now. I’m working.’… […]

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Province

Distracted driving law takes effect next week

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – It’s hands on the wheel and eyes on the road Sept. 1, the day Alberta’s new distracted driving law comes into full effect. Under the new law, drivers are prohibited from talking, texting, e-mailing or web surfing on a hand held cell phone while driving. Other prohibited activities under the law include using hand-held radio communication and other electronic devices, reading, writing or engaging in personal grooming while behind the wheel… […]

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Local News

Distracted driving legislation passes

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The province gave third reading to what it believes is Canada’s most comprehensive distracted driving legislation Wednesday. Bill 16, the Traffic Safety (Distracted Driving) Amendment Act, 2010, was introduced in April of this year and restricts the use of hand-held cell phones … […]