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Ontario moves towards banning cellphone use while driving

TORONTO, Ont. -- The debate continues over cellphone use while driving and Ontario is the latest region threatening...


TORONTO, Ont. — The debate continues over cellphone use while driving and Ontario is the latest region threatening to ban the practice.

Yesterday, a private member’s bill was passed at Queen’s Park, which would ban the use of handheld cellphones by drivers except in the case of an emergency.

The bill was introduced by Tory backbencher John O’Toole, who says "I am pleased that the legislature has acknowledged the dangers of driver distraction by voting in favor."

He adds "The purpose is to make Ontario roadways safer."

The bill would permit the use of hands-free cellphones and comes on the heels of a coroner’s inquest last month that recommended outlawing talking on a cellphone while driving.


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