WINNIPEG, Man. — Manitoba is the latest jurisdiction to mull banning cell phone use while driving.
Transport Minister Ron Lemieux said the province is examining the experiences of other regions that have imposed cell phone bans.
He also said the province is looking into whether or not a ban would reduce accidents and also how the rule could be enforced. He also said the province is considering both a full ban on cell phones while driving, or a partial ban which would allow drivers to use hands-free products.
Provincial Justice Critic Kelvin Goertzen encouraged the province to launch a study to determine how many accidents are caused by cell phone use. He also told local media a ban should begin with young drivers.
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