Author: Randell Mauricio
|The Canadian Automobile Association feels novice drivers shouldn't be using cell phones while driving.
That's why they're pushing the provincial government to enforce a restriction, saying it's a distraction to the driving task.
Spokesperson Jeanie Dalman points out a lot can happen when a vehicle is traveling at 50 kilo-metres an hour -- one second translates to 14 metres. She also has statistics to support their case -- a recent study shows 80 percent of crashes are due to some form of distraction.
A high school drivers ed teacher agrees with Dalman and even compares the cell phone distraction to impairment.
Mick Cochrane feels hands-free devices are just as dangerous, he's also a strong believer drivers should be pulling over when engaging in telecommunication.