Public's view sought on distracted driving
The B.C. government is seeking input from British Columbians on the use of cell phones and other electronic devices while driving.
The move comes after the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles (OSMV) conducted an extensive review of distracted driving research. Part of that review looked at how other jurisdictions have responded to these issues.
The OSMV discussion paper titled "Addressing the Problem of Distracted Driving and its Impacts on Road Safety" and a short list of questions that interested individuals may respond to are posted at:
Individuals may also contact the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles in writing or by phone for a copy of the discussion paper and questions. In Victoria, phone OSMV at (250) 952-6949.
The toll-free number outside Victoria is:
In Vancouver: call Enquiry BC at 604 660-2421, ask to be transferred to 250 952-6948
Rest of B.C.: call Enquiry BC at 1 800 663-7867, ask to be transferred to 250 952-6948
The deadline for submitting a response is August 7th, 2009.