BC Solicitor General looks at Cell Phone Ban

BC’s new Solicitor-General says he will definitely look at a resolution from the BC Association of Chiefs of Police, to ban drivers from using cell phones in moving vehicles.

The association passed a resolution this week, asking Victoria to change BC’s laws and for the ban to include hands-free-phones.

Solicitor General Kash Heed says he’ll be reviewing the research but he wants input from all the stake-holders…. [asset|aid=1545|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=035456524c0f486735923d47d92e44ec-Heed-cellular_1_Pub.mp3]

Kelowna RCMP Superintendent, Bill McKinnon says, research shows cell phone use — whether hand –held or by headset — cuts a driver’s attention by roughly 50 per cent.