Cell Phone Ban

Did you know that Manitoba has banned talking and texting while driving.

Cellphone ban while driving in Manitoba
CJOB News Team reporting
8/10/2009

Manitoba has passed a law banning talking and texting on cellphones while driving.
The bill was passed rather quietly June 12th,   the last day of the session at the Manitoba Legislature. The province is launching an awareness campaign before the new law is enforced.

Samantha Charran of CAA Manitoba says the organization is happy leaders have recognized the risk of using a cell phone while driving.
According to statistics,  distracted driving is blamed for about 20 per cent of accidents in Canada every year.
The new law excludes hands-free devices, such as car speaker phone adaptors.

Four other provinces have planned similar electronic bans, including Ontario and Quebec.

If not I don’t think that you are the only one. As the story says it passed  very quietly with many people not even realizing it. I haven’t been able to find any info about when it will come into effect, but I know it will affect a lot of people.

33C today. Yippee and I don’t want to hear any complaining about it being too hot. The pool is the place to be today for sure.

We now have new potatoes for sale in our store. Homegrown and yummy for the tummy. We already have had our samples and there is nothing better than baby new potatoes.

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