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Canadian Automobile Association seeks iPod ban

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Friday, June 16, 2006
News Categories: iPod

In an effort to cut down on traffic accidents caused by driver distraction, the Canadian Automobile Association is pressing provinces in Canada to ban the use of MP3 players, cell phones and other devices while driving. “Restricting the use of electronic devices, such as cell phones, MP3 players and wireless hand-held devices, [allows drivers to] truly focus on the driving task,” said CAA President David Flewelling. “It is also our hope that a preventative measure like this one will create a generation of motorists who recognize the severe implications of driver distractions. Driver distraction is the greatest unreported traffic safety issue in Canada.”

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21

It’s gotta be a conspiracy by Microsoft and France!?
They’re testing the waters in Canada first…

Posted by hip on June 18, 2006 at 3:25 PM (PDT)

22

I think this is a good idea. When you’re learning to drive, it’s best to get rid of distractions. I wish we had something like this in the states as well!

Posted by Casey on June 18, 2006 at 6:53 PM (PDT)

23

OMG ... it looks like some people actually took the time to read the article instead of reacting to the headline. The headline for this story has little to do with the story, since iPods are only a subset of what the CAA wants to ban and novice drivers are only a subset of all drivers. The headline basically says “Canada wants to ban iPods ONLY for ALL drivers” and that’s how people who haven’t RTFA are reacting to it.

Not that it’s anything new for a news aggregater like iLounge, but shame on you for irresponsible reporting. Headlines like these make Rupert Murdock’s 25cent newspapers not worth the price.

Posted by finelinebob on June 19, 2006 at 6:24 AM (PDT)

24

airmojo said “Ban pants ? There’s already too many people driving around without pants while playing with themselves… now that’s a distraction!”

Like me when I am driving and listening to the playboy channel on sirius sat. radio.

Posted by bobcobb on June 19, 2006 at 8:38 PM (PDT)

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