The Ontario Provincial Police are mounting one of their periodic blitzes on distracted drivers this week.
Already, I've seen more than the usual number of black-and-whites with 'customers' pulled off to the shoulder; whether they're just the Usual Suspect speeders or they've been caught applying make-up, shaving, texting, sorting vacation photographs AND eating their breakfast, I couldn't say.
Interesting tidbit came out of Manitoba recently though. It indicated that crashes due to DWT - Driving While Texting - actually INCREASED after the texting ban was imposed in that province, because drivers were 'lap-texting' rather than 'front-of-face' texting, trying to avoid detection.
This of course means that not only were their brains otherwise engaged, but their line of sight was compromised too.
Obviously, trying to work even a so-called 'smart' phone while driving is a dumb idea.
And as we all know by now, hand-held or hands-free makes no difference.
But I wonder if anyone's got any stats on how many crashes are due to drivers being distracted trying to figure out how to use the exact same touch-screen technology that comes in altogether too many new cars' dashboards?
It makes no more sense there...