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Old 10-22-2014, 11:30 AM   #101
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The average person in the gvrd is by no stretch of the imagination smart enough to think that objectively about how to "get away" with distracted driving. You are giving the average driver too much credit.
Giving humanity too much credit is not something I'm normally guilty of. Maybe this is a sign that I am now able to see past the perpetual nosedive of mankind I have the pleasure of witnessing every day...
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:40 PM   #102
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We all know perception is reality... clearly the media has illustrated this over and over again...

On the point about catching drivers who are using their electronic devices WHILE driving.... like I said, there are enforcement being done, but it is hard. Just like drunk drivers, we can't catch all the ones that are out there unless someone calls it in, or we by chance, are there... or like you said, if there are road blocks.

Oh and btw, the Canada Way/Willingdon enforcement is also for mobile offenders. FYI.

http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/osmv/share...le-driving.pdf
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:45 PM   #103
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Start telling the public that cops are out driving around looking for offenders on the highways then the public will complain about the gas being used :/
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Old 10-22-2014, 02:56 PM   #104
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No, I just think the time and effort spent enforcing this specifically at red lights, would be more appropriately spent actually trying to catch the higher risk offenders. AKA those ACTUALLY DRIVING not stopped at a red light.
IMO those people who aren't observant enough to notice a police officer near them at a light are high risk offenders, if they don't notice that just how much are they not paying attention to when they're driving?

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Maybe you guys are right, maybe it drills the message into people's heads, but like I said earlier if people are anything like me, they will notice enforcement around burnaby, downtown, and north and west van is all at red lights, I can almost freely roll down highway 1 texting away with no problems, or atleast thats my perception. So my thought process is totally that those who were checking their phones at red lights, or doing both, will just continue to text while actually driving, at a higher rate than before because enforcement is not yet targeting that risk.

If that makes sense...
Most drivers are way, way too stupid to make that connection. Also, exactly HOW are they supposed to target people using them while driving down the highway? It's much more dangerous but also harder to detect until it's too late.
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