This fall the Quebec government will intoduce a law to ban the use of hand-held cell phones by motorists.
It’s about time. On average in the province, two people die a day from road accidents. How many times have you seen a woman driver swing around a sharp corner all the while talking avidly on her cell phone? Or a man driver yacking to his broker or his mistress, one hand on the wheel, the other on his cell phone.
My only disappointment is that the government does not plan to ban the use of all cell phones in a moving car. Is it more important to call you broker or to save a life?
P.S. Apropos of yesterday’s comment. The judge in the sexual assault case of Private Boulet sentenced the soldier to 15 months to be served in the community. This means Broulet will have a criminal record and will almost certainly receive a dishonourable discharge from the army.