Target distracted drivers

The consequences of distracted driving are quite often loss of life along with serious injuries

The consequences of distracted driving are quite often loss of life along with serious injuries.  Unfortunately, this most often happens to innocent people and not the driver.

First, seize the device – no exceptions – for at least a week, on a first offence, graduating dramatically if caught again.  Making this a law would be the most effective tool to stop people driving while using devices.  It appears that people doing business on the phone while driving are by far the largest number and they cannot afford to lose their cellphone.

Second, a dramatic increase in points on a driver’s licence, especially for more than one time caught.

Third, a  huge increase to the fines.

No bleeding heart issues here.  The message has to be loud and clear. I am tired of the bleeding hearts of the world watering down all proposed changes that benefit society as a whole.

Patricia M. Coulter

 

Oak Bay