Traffic Offence ???

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Traffic Offence ???

by: Curtisloew on
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:33 am

Is there such a charge as "drive while distracted"?
An example...driver drops a cigarette, searches for on the floor of the car and is charged.
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by: Stanton on
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:50 am

Careless driving, section 130 of the Highway Traffic Act.
drives a vehicle or street car on a highway without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway


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by: Squishy on
Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:11 pm

And what's commonly called a "distracted driving" ticket in the media is actually referring to the specific charge of "drive - handheld communication device" - driving with a cell phone or similar device.
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