Distracted Driving Crackdown

Re: Distracted Driving Crackdown

Postby OKkayak » Oct 30th, 2018, 5:50 pm

csm wrote:Police need to drive F350's with tinted windows and no markings

If I can't have tinted windows then neither should the RCMP, no matter what "justification". :up:

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Re: Distracted Driving Crackdown

Postby jimmy4321 » Oct 30th, 2018, 5:53 pm

If those drivers are so distracted , RCMP shouldn't have to worry about tint.
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Re: Distracted Driving Crackdown

Postby KL3-Something » Oct 30th, 2018, 9:39 pm

dirtguy wrote:i would prefer police keep busy doing actual police work,like catching drug dealers and crooks. The distracted driving thing is BS


Imagine how unsafe the roads would become if your wish came true.

Everyone could drive however they wanted to with zero chance of being caught. Imagine the deteriorating driving behaviour that would result from no enforcement.

Like it or not, traffic enforcement IS real police work.
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Re: Distracted Driving Crackdown

Postby lesliepaul » Oct 31st, 2018, 12:17 am

quote="dirtguy"]
i would prefer police keep busy doing actual police work,like catching drug dealers and crooks. The distracted driving thing is BS


Imagine how unsafe the roads would become if your wish came true.

Everyone could drive however they wanted to with zero chance of being caught. Imagine the deteriorating driving behaviour that would result from no enforcement.

Like it or not, traffic enforcement IS real police work.


Have known MANY city police and RCMP (friends) since the 1970's and I can count on one hand how many over the last 40 years LIKED working traffic (city police). 95% of them said they "hired on" to do police work and not be "tax collectors". Do not get me wrong here, I understand the need for traffic enforcement but I have to believe it is the simplest area of police work AND pays considerably well with all of the time (overtime $$$) in court...…….win, lose or draw.
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Re: Distracted Driving Crackdown

Postby GordonH » Mar 7th, 2019, 10:01 am

Bumped
As I've said all along until the province hits drivers wallets hard, nothing will change. People are addicted to their cellphones.
https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/250931 ... nd-driving
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Re: Distracted Driving Crackdown

Postby spooker » Mar 7th, 2019, 1:44 pm

lesliepaul wrote:Have known MANY city police and RCMP (friends) since the 1970's and I can count on one hand how many over the last 40 years LIKED working traffic (city police). 95% of them said they "hired on" to do police work and not be "tax collectors". Do not get me wrong here, I understand the need for traffic enforcement but I have to believe it is the simplest area of police work AND pays considerably well with all of the time (overtime $$$) in court...…….win, lose or draw.


We have the technology to take care of a lot of the "repetition" they would encounter with doing the traffic detail ... let's get those red light cameras and speed radars going! Add signage warning drivers about it both at the appropriate locations and other random locations for good measure ... people would learn quickly they have to pay attention
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Re: Distracted Driving Crackdown

Postby alanjh595 » Mar 7th, 2019, 2:55 pm

spooker wrote:
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people would learn quickly they have to pay attention


People don't learn all that quickly, if they did, why has this become such a problem?
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Re: Distracted Driving Crackdown

Postby spooker » Mar 7th, 2019, 4:35 pm

alanjh595 wrote:People don't learn all that quickly, if they did, why has this become such a problem?


can we say "entitlement"? you've got that big a :cuss: engine under the hood, you've got a nice wide road ahead, you've been bombarded with commercials that tell you how enjoyable driving is supposed to be and how comfortable you'll be in "this" car ... you've just spent many thousands of dollars for this vehicle, you've paid for the privilege to DRIVE!

Add to that the stresses of always feeling like you're running late ... and how the only way to be successful is to be on top of "everything" at all times so you need to use your devices ...

We've set ourselves up for it ... and we're too stubborn to step back and admit we're not perfect ... we don't have perfect awareness, we can't really multi-task, we can't compartmentalise our emotions ...
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Re: Distracted Driving Crackdown

Postby csm » Mar 11th, 2019, 10:51 pm

AltaRed wrote:Re: Castanet article on distracted driving, it is very good the cops are out in force cracking down on drivers with handheld cell phones. I find it very obvious when driving along busy streets such as Harvey Ave who is on the phone.They clearly are accidents waiting to happen. When are drivers going to learn that they are as great a hazard on the streets as a DUI/DWI? It may take months of targeted effort for 'slow learners' and 'societal pariahs' to get it.

I saw some idiot driving with his stupid dog on his lap - and 2 cops drove right by him - guess if you disguise your mangy mutt as a cell phone - you get a pass??
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Re: Distracted Driving Crackdown

Postby spooker » Mar 12th, 2019, 9:25 am

csm wrote:
AltaRed wrote:Re: Castanet article on distracted driving, it is very good the cops are out in force cracking down on drivers with handheld cell phones. I find it very obvious when driving along busy streets such as Harvey Ave who is on the phone.They clearly are accidents waiting to happen. When are drivers going to learn that they are as great a hazard on the streets as a DUI/DWI? It may take months of targeted effort for 'slow learners' and 'societal pariahs' to get it.

I saw some idiot driving with his stupid dog on his lap - and 2 cops drove right by him - guess if you disguise your mangy mutt as a cell phone - you get a pass??


or disguise your cellphone as a dog?

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Re: Distracted Driving Crackdown

Postby GordonH » Mar 12th, 2019, 10:04 am

It actually amazes me how many drivers are unwilling to just go & get a hands free bluetooth unit. Then they can talk on there cellphones while driving until there ears bleed.

Oops.... that is right bluetooth unit won't help with texting & driving. impo anyone caught doing this stupidity should lose there DL for a while (and get a monster fine as well).
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Re: Distracted Driving Crackdown

Postby dogspoiler » Mar 12th, 2019, 10:17 am

csm wrote:I saw some idiot driving with his stupid dog on his lap - and 2 cops drove right by him - guess if you disguise your mangy mutt as a cell phone - you get a pass??

Hello csm, I'm curious.
How did you determine that the driver is an idiot, that his dog is stupid, and that my mutt is mangy ?
If you were driving when you witnessed this, you were exhibiting distracted driving.
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