April 26, 2010

Think hands-free laws make for safer drivers? Think again

Jim Harris
Magazine Article

Hands-free driving laws are now in effect in B.C., Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Drivers can only use a mobile phone with headset or an in-car speaker kit. These allow drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes (mostly) on the road. The laws also typically regulate other digital devices such as iPods and GPS units. These rules kicked in most recently in Ontario in October 2009 and in B.C. on Jan. 1.

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