Ontario’s ban of cellphone use while driving in effect October 26th


  • james

    there needs to be more clarity on this bill…..

    i am to understand that it’s still ok to use handsfree devices, but what about dialing phone numbers? if i dial a number, but talk on speaker, am i breaking the law by dialing? how is this different from changing a cd on my stereo?

  • Sebastien Grenier

    Here in Quebec, we still can use bluetooth headset, probably not for long, is it the case in Ontario?
    Because if they continue the create law at this rate, it will be illegal to talk to the passenger.

    I agree with the ban of use the handset properly, but the use of voice dialing, bluetooth headset and all the accessories that permit us to keep our hand on the driver wheel, I think that’s to far.

    With all that said, I can say than I’m a lot more aware, and very less tempted by sleep when I talk to somebody (on cell. or passenger). I don’t know if I’m the only one?

    P.S. Sorry for my english and if some sentence don’t make sense in english.

  • Dave W

    “how is this different from changing a cd on my stereo?”

    When your dialing a number, where are you looking, @ your phone pad, majority if not all of us know where our next button is on our cd player… and you can dial the number on speaker but you CANNOT hold the phone or PDA.

  • Roger McIntosh

    The Ban is on using ‘hand held’ devices. We can still use our Cell phones. What gets me is that I travel through Ontario all the time as I’m a truck driver and now they have signs saying you can’t eat or drink while you drive. Mean while the government limits the time we have to work. So if they wish to enforce this I wish everyone well because if truck drivers have to stop everytime they want a coffee or a sandwich, the cost of all your goods will go up big time. Just imagine paying $5/liter for gas. Think I’m exaggerating? Just look at the economics of the situation.