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New Brunswick Police Will Now Catch You Texting and Driving from a Bus

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If you’re a sneaky texter behind the wheel, think again, as police in New Brunswick have launched a pilot project onboard a bus to spot texting and driving, reports CTV News.

Constable Duane Squires of Saint John police says the initiative was modeled after one a similar one carried out by the York Regional Police. The elevated vantage point onboard a bus helps police and highway patrollers spot drivers who are texting on smartphones, which otherwise would not be seen from ground level.

Flagged drivers are soon intercepted by the dozen police cars which follow behind the bus. Texting and driving behind the wheel comes with a $120 fine and four demerit points in New Brunswick.

So far, Squires said that 13 drivers have been issued tickets for distracted driving after being caught from the vantage point of a bus.

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  • Archie

    I feel safer already.

  • Tony

    The officer in the picture is from York Regional Police in Ontario.

  • BeaveVillage

    The bus would have to be in the Left Lane to be effective, where the officer can look down and see the Driver, however buses are not supposed to be in the left lane unless passing or merging.

    In the Right Lane, the officer would see a passenger safely texting, while the driver, who is obscured by the roof of the car, would be safely driving.

    Instead of going after people who actually can multitask (some of us do exist), and grannies who drive 80 in a 60 zone, how about going after real criminals?

  • Jesse James

    Got me in Kelowna BC last year with this.

  • Quattro

    You’re delusional

  • BeaveVillage

    And you’re a quack!

  • Quattro

    You’re behind the wheel of a continuously dangerous weapon and you think it’s OK to be distracted. Somebody needs to smack you upside the head before you “accidentally” kill someone.

  • BeaveVillage

    Believe it or not, we are not all the same. Each one of us has a different mind, a different sentience, a different consciousness. Some are better at multi-tasking than others, it is a simple truth. I’m not sure why you’re calling out for my being smacked upside the head when you don’t even know me.

    You judged me right out of the gate without even getting to know me, which is why I called you a quack. You shouldn’t say mean things about someone else you don’t know.

  • Quattro

    You are deluded and lack the intelligence to comprehend what distraction actually is. it has ZERO to do with multitasking. When you look away go read, you are distracted. It may only takes a second for something unexpected to happen. I don’t care how superhuman you belie e yourself to be, you cannot focus on texting AND driving at the same time. I don’t need to know you go draw that conclusion. I pitty you and your ignorance.

  • BeaveVillage

    Why are you being so mean? Refusing to acknowledge that each person is different tells me how ignorant, deluded, and lacking of intelligence YOU are. Just stop already, it’s embarrassing.

    Wake up. I drive for a living, you have no idea what you’re talking about. I never said I was superhuman or that I “belie e” myself to be.

    Again. I simply said that everyone is different, and that some are better at multi-tasking than others. It doesn’t mean that they are better in other talents, it just means that they are better suited for the road–which DEMANDS a clear and focused mind.

    Stop being ridiculous.

  • Quattro

    Reply back after you kill a little girl who runs out between two parked cars while you’re “multitasking”.

  • BeaveVillage

    Indeed.

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