Government – Saving Lives Every Day

13 Jul

Is anyone surprised the “distracted driver” laws are likely killing more people than they save?

“In 2011, the first full year after the law took effect, deaths spiked to above 2006 levels.”

“A new study calls into question the efficacy of distracted driving laws that ban the use of cellphones while driving. The report, released Friday by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, provides further evidence that, not only are distracted driving laws ineffective, they might actually be doing more harm than good.”

Deaths per billion kms have been steady or declining for the past two decades as a result of seat belt use and safer cars – new “cell phone laws” appear to be reversing that trend.

When Fear trumps Science, people die

Distracted driving laws are causing more harm than good: study

National Post

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