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#1 seaprincess

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    Posted 02 September 2009 - 03:50 PM

    Hello my fellow Ontario-ans(?)!

    Just wanted to update those who may too busy to pay attention the news that the cellphone bann went through as of Sept 1.

    No cellphone use while driving! Exceptions include handfree as long as the phone is not in your hand, or if you are pulled over on the side of the road.
    There is $500 fine if you get caught, which would be much better used towards something wedding related I'd say.
    Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

    #2 ~*Kathy*~

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      Posted 02 September 2009 - 03:51 PM

      Good for you guys in Ontario! :) I really wish Alberta would adopt a law like this as I see wayyyy too many people talking on their cell phones will driving and causing (or almost causing) many horrible accidents.

      #3 *Heather*

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        Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:07 PM

        Ooooh, thanks for the reminder!

        #4 SSNM

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          Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:10 PM

          Thanks! I'll let my FH know!

          #5 *Karla*

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            Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:13 PM

            Not in Ontario, but I think this law should be adopted everywhere, so much safer for all!

            #6 BachataBride

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              Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:16 PM

              DH is a copper & I'm just waiting on confirmation from him. He mentioned a few weeks ago that while something was happening he didn't think it was going to go through for a while yet. I can't find anything online regarding this either. What is your source??

              #7 seaprincess

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                Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:30 PM

                hmmm....I got an email at work stating it went into effect Sept 1st....but maybe it was just a rumor b/c the info online only states Fall 2009.

                It is called Bill 118....if anyone can find the details please post!

                In the meantime, I'm going to get in the habit of not pulling my phone out for any reason while I'm driving.
                Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

                #8 BachataBride

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                  Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:39 PM

                  I'll let you know what Dh has to say too - regardless, I guess it's bluetooth time soon!! Although, that doesn't help with texting! I know...I'm bad!

                  #9 Jacilynda

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                    Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:41 PM

                    i tried googling for you girls and it seems the last things reported were in May just saying fall 2009

                    #10 BachataBride

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                      Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:42 PM

                      That's all I came up with too!
                      Strange that your work would send a message without confirmed details though!




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