LETTER: ICBC needs to take action on distracted driving

The highest number of crashes are caused by males aged 25 to 55. So, of course, ICBC targets the group which accounts for less than 10 per cent of crashes.

My cynical side attributes this to youth being the group which cannot or does not vote.

Be that as it may, I question the need to study an app that monitors a person’s driving habits rather than study and implement pilot projects.

My GPS already monitors my speed and indicates if I am exceeding the speed limit.

It would be a minor adjustment to connect my GPS to my cruise control so that I could never exceed the speed limit.

Why not an app that disables the driver’s phone (except for GPS and perhaps radio and music)?

The courts already impose breathalyzer monitoring technology for convicted impaired drivers.

Implement these technologies beginning with all learner and new drivers for a five year period. If that group has significantly fewer crashes, make it universal.

Richard Weatherill

Saanich

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