Wow! Earlier in March, Richmond RCMP tweeted out the story of a woman they pulled over for nearly colliding with a police cruiser. She had been texting while driving. When they ran her license they discovered a long list of prior distracted driving convictions.
A week later, she was stopped by Vancouver police.
CKNW reports that the woman has now been banned from driving in BC which makes a lot of sense. Here’s a person who has been caught 14 times texting while driving…how many times has she done it and not been busted? C’mon.
Speaking on the Jon McComb show last month, B.C.’s Superintendent of Motor Vehicles Sam McLeaod said he wouldn’t talk about the specific case, but did say in these situations the province has options ranging from warning letters to a full driving prohibition.
“Fourteen traffic tickets for distracted driving in five years is really egregious driving behaviour. I think it signals a total disregard for the rules of the road and a total disregard for public safety.”