I’ve heard many “solutions” to the texting and driving problem, but could this simple idea finally be the answer?
Our sister station AM640 in Toronto chatted with Brian Lawrie of Pointts, a traffic court agent firm. Lawrie, the firm’s president, is a 15-year veteran of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Department and the Essex Constabulary in the United Kingdom.
Lawrie says police have the solution in their hands. They have the power to seize the smartphone if used in an offence, without any change in legislation. So he says if they start taking the phones off the offenders on the spot, they will be forced to show in court, tell the judge their story, and ask if they could reclaim their device – three months later. How would you feel if your phone were taken from you for at least three months? Could you handle it?
Do you think this could work? Taking your calls and texts (as long as you’re not texting and driving) after 1pm: 204.780.6868.