Distracted driver caught curling hair deserves harsh punishement

Fines should be even tougher for distracted drivers

On the May 4 Global TV news, there was a driver caught on camera in around Nanaimo curling her hair. Well I do hope this was seen by ICBC and the RCMP and that this driver was tracked down and fined real good.

This should be tracked down by the police, as they do for others that are reported, tracked and fined, without even being stopped by the police. Whether on your cell phone, laptop or putting makeup on, this is distracted driving and should be dealt with. I’m hoping people get video or pictures and the plate number of this and send them to ICBC and the police to go after them and hit them hard in the pocket book.

It’s my life and my family or passengers life at risk, including their own. I have been cut off by distracted drivers on cell phone sand I shake my head at them and get a smile and the finger. Guess they think it’s a big laugh or a joke, well it won’t be when they are hauled into court and sued for an accident that they caused and the lawsuit that will happen.

ICBC should go further and hit the distracted driver harder, like bigger fines, the loss of their safe drivers discount and give them more demerit points so they pay more. Even suspend their drivers licence for a period of time, like they do for impaired drivers.

Make them pay before they hurt someone. If they are the N drivers, send them back to re-do everything and school them on distracted drivers and hit them harder to learn right from wrong.

Pat Murphy

Parksville

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