According to a new report from Global News, British Columbia’s attorney general hinted that distracted driving could soon cost drivers their privileges behind the wheel.
On Friday attorney general David Eby was asked whether the province would consider implementing immediate roadside prohibitions for distracted drivers. Eby said:
We’re escalating the penalties and consequences of distracted driving to try and to try to get the message through to this hardcore group that just will not put their phones down. Because the same thing happened with seatbelts, and with drinking and driving, and whatever it’s going to take to get there.”
Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said that the current penalties that exist don’t seem to be deterring distracted drivers. Farnworth did not mention anything about the potential for roadside prohibitions for distracted drivers.