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Targeting distracted drivers

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It can be hard to get a distracted driver’s attention.

The light’s turned green, but they are still praying to the internet gods, faces turned down, fingers and thumbs reciting the technological rosary.

Tap the horn and chances are they’ll dart forward, without even getting a clear look at the intersection.

It’s more dangerous for pedestrians. If you walk, you know just how many oblivious drivers there are, chatting away on their cellphone as they completely ignore the white striping of the crosswalk. Step out there at your peril.

But sometimes the best way to get someone’s attention is to point things out using dollars and cents. Governments have been doing that. A number of provincial jurisdictions have increased fines for distracted driving convictions, but........

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