British Columbia: Distracted driving news

British Columbia is considering joining Ontario in seeking hardcore penalties for distracted drivers. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth says a rise in collisions in the province means lawmakers should "hit people in the pocket book" for driving distracted. In the cases of serious injuries or deaths, Farnworth says, the government should "look at what Ontario is doing." Ontario is proposing fines of up to $50,000 and two years in prison for causing serious accidents while distracted. British Columbia's public auto insurance carrier is studying a plan to provide discounts to drivers … [Read more...]