She's very dangerous on the road.
UPDATE: My video of drivers breaking the new law is here.
The grace period expires on BC's new cellphone/texting law tomorrow and BC drivers face a $167 fine if caught using a hand-held device in traffic, plus 3 DMV penalty points if texting behind the wheel. From today's Province:
"The message we want cellphone tickets to convey is simple: No phone call or message is worth a life, so use your technology responsibly," said Graham...This is great news for pedestrians and cyclists. Since 2006 we've known that drivers on cell phones are as bad as drunks; now it's a little safer to share the road in BC. And here I reply to a few comments posted by Province readers about the new law:
Bpe4lifeManaging a conversation with a phone in one hand and car in the other requires vastly more brainpower than eating a sandwich and sipping coffee. A driver can eat and drink as conditions permit, unlike a cellphone conversation.
"So I can't talk on my phone while I drive? ...how is this different from having your morning coffee, Egg Mcmuffin or Tim’s sandwich?"
BusinessmanUm, yes, please google "hands-free phone" and expand your consciousness.
"Someone didn't think about all the people who work out of their vehicles. You know, they need their phone for business?"
Perfect revenueWell said! Tomorrow I'll be filming downtown Vancouver drivers, trying to catch scofflaws in the act.
"I just drove across town today, and I swear two out of three drivers had their ears glued to a cell?!? ...if the fines could go toward paying for the Olympics we should have it paid off by end of Feb :)"