Ontario, the province that would run a deficit before cutting back on wasteful expenditures, is once again focusing on road safety. A bill is on the table that would ban drivers from talking on hand-held cellphones, operating GPS devices and BlackBerrys. If caught, motorists could be fined as much as $500 or more and also lose demerit points. No word if drinking coffee, talking to your passengers, fiddling with your radio and cd player and smoking a cigarette, while wolfing down a bagel, is on the radar next.
Transportation Minister Jim Bradley told reporters Tuesday that Premier Dalton McGuinty asked him to make the roads safer, and that's what he intends to do.cp: The Broom