48776
46615

Drivers not getting message (distracted driving)

Home of the traffic rant.

Drivers not getting message (distracted driving)

Postby lightspeed » Aug 18th, 2017, 5:28 pm

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/2 ... ng-message

"Kelowna traffic cops busted more than two dozen distracted drivers or drivers not wearing seat belts on Thursday."

"One distracted driver was noted to have five previous convictions for using an electronic device while driving. "


Is it not time that it was $1,000 fine per infraction?

Multiple infractions - lose your licence for 12 months. Caught again after that within three years - lose your licence for 3 years.

It's an absolute epidemic of stupidity and entitlement.
Last edited by lightspeed on Aug 18th, 2017, 5:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"Why does everyone in Kelowna act like they're in Hollywood"

A hermit; a recluse; one of the Okanagan "hill people"

3 people like this post.
User avatar
lightspeed
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2279
Likes: 3560 posts
Liked in: 1647 posts
Joined: Jan 13th, 2016, 9:58 am
Location: Vulgaria

Re: Drivers not getting message (distracted driving)

Postby GordonH » Aug 18th, 2017, 5:34 pm

Those addicted to there cellphones will not stop until it hits there bottomline hard, which means there wallets.

2 people like this post.
User avatar
GordonH
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 18142
Likes: 1790 posts
Liked in: 5617 posts
Joined: Oct 4th, 2008, 6:21 pm
Location: Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning

Re: Drivers not getting message (distracted driving)

Postby lightspeed » Aug 18th, 2017, 5:38 pm

GordonH wrote:Those addicted to there cellphones will not stop until it hits there bottomline hard, which means there wallets.


And their driving licences.
"Why does everyone in Kelowna act like they're in Hollywood"

A hermit; a recluse; one of the Okanagan "hill people"

3 people like this post.
User avatar
lightspeed
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2279
Likes: 3560 posts
Liked in: 1647 posts
Joined: Jan 13th, 2016, 9:58 am
Location: Vulgaria

Re: Drivers not getting message (distracted driving)

Postby atenbacon » Aug 18th, 2017, 9:11 pm

I seem to remember the fines along with points going up.. did this happen or no? Just saying so, as the driver in the article that had been caught 5 times should be receiving a hefty bill, along with points according to the article below from last year.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.3610350

If it is still as the CBC article states, I find Castanets vague reference to the fine levels to be lacking a bit in their article, not a big deal, but some food for thought at least.
You have to keep an open mind until it is proven one way or the other. You just can't take the T.V. or internet word on it.
User avatar
atenbacon
√úbergod
 
Posts: 1056
Likes: 18 posts
Liked in: 539 posts
Joined: May 3rd, 2013, 10:51 pm

Re: Drivers not getting message (distracted driving)

Postby Bsuds » Aug 19th, 2017, 6:37 am

GordonH wrote:Those addicted to there cellphones will not stop until it hits there bottomline hard, which means there wallets.
lightspeed wrote:
And their driving licences.


A roadside suspension with car impounded for 48-72 hours and have to pay the associated fees I think might be warranted.

2 people like this post.
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
 
Posts: 40920
Likes: 7084 posts
Liked in: 8915 posts
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 9:46 am

Re: Drivers not getting message (distracted driving)

Postby Even Steven » Aug 19th, 2017, 7:38 am

Kinda ironic that I'm reading this on the phone while waiting for light to change lol
Even Steven
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2141
Likes: 123 posts
Liked in: 1416 posts
Joined: Mar 24th, 2015, 6:20 pm

Re: Drivers not getting message (distracted driving)

Postby dirtybiker » Aug 19th, 2017, 8:08 am

Even Steven wrote:Kinda ironic that I'm reading this on the phone while waiting for light to change lol


The light turned green several seconds ago, PAY ATTENTION!!! *bleep* !

Heavy, slow traffic, someone approaches to leave a business lot, I slow to allow them the space.

Goof glances at the traffic build up and then goes straight to their electronics, when that happens they have now
missed the fact a little flow courtesy was even extended their way.

This has happened with enough frequency that I'm really going to consider not extending the
courtesy from now on.

Yer Idiots !

ETA: Overflow post that fits in with other threads.... :D
"Don't 'p' down my neck then tell me it's raining!"

2 people like this post.
dirtybiker
Guru
 
Posts: 5028
Likes: 1966 posts
Liked in: 1426 posts
Joined: Mar 8th, 2008, 6:00 pm
Location: Central OK


Return to Trials & Tribulations of Traffic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests