wonder how much this is going to backlog the courts now--because im thinking, alot of people just arent going to get it..
Sorry about that, we have taken out the ones that do not ship to Canada.Proper1 wrote:OHTA store sounds like a good idea so, being a loyal member, I go there to buy a bluetooth headset. Plantronics Explorer 330. $18.54. They won't ship it to Canada. Next?
All the ones listed now will ship to Canada!
http://www.OHTA.ca OR http://www.OntarioTrafficAct.com
I agree with that statement. But the problem is technology has created small businesses that can easily operate out of a simple pickup truck. Many self employed individuals don't even have an office or a shop. Their tools are in the truck and the cell phone is the critical link to the client.ElectricMayhem wrote:...they should have banned cellular phone use altogether.
I'm not saying it's a good thing. I'm just saying that's the way it is. If you think a guy is going to ignore his ringing phone (= money), you're just kidding yourself.
The bluetooth earpiece works great if you have it all setup and tested for volume and such. But most guys will just stick their phone up the side of their ball cap (I suspect).
There are supposedly studies suggesting that it is even more distracting to use hands-free than using a physical phone. I was comparing distraction levels with the two hands-free types - earpiece and visor module (or built-in car module).ElectricMayhem wrote:It doesn't matter whether you're holding the phone to your ear or talking through a bluetooth system. You're just as distracted either way. The law is suboptimal; they should have banned cellular phone use altogether.
Part of the reason I never owned a cellphone was because where I used to live was in a valley in Toronto that was a "dead" zone for cell phones and I travelled to work by subway, another dead zone for cell phones. I couldn't justify a cell phone with my lifestyle, so I did without and got used to it. When I did get one, I found it too distracting to talk and drive.
Things have changed for me now that I've bought my house and live a considerable distance from work and school, and I find the bluetooth option to be safer, especially so given I have to touch nothing except the button on my bluetooth when I want to make a call. It's a kin to scratching my ear. The only time I find it slightly distracting is when I am initiating a call and I do that only at stoplights/exit ramps.
it all comes down as to WHO is paying for the study and what they want it to accomplish to benefit them.....or if no one paying the study....WHAT do they want the study to show?Squishy wrote:There are supposedly studies suggesting that it is even more distracting to use hands-free than using a physical phone. .ElectricMayhem wrote:It doesn't matter whether you're holding the phone to your ear or talking through a bluetooth system. You're just as distracted either way. The law is suboptimal; they should have banned cellular phone use altogether.
The benefit to the hands free is that drivers now actually have 2 hands to drive the car and that is it.
Above is merely a suggestion/thought and in no way constitutes legal advice or views of my employer. www.OHTA.ca
ARE THEY GOING TO BE SLAPPING TRUCKERS FINES FOR YAPPING ON THE CB?
you aint a real trucker unless you can talk on the cb,shift gears and sip a coffee and puff a cigarette all while making a right turn