While it may seem that steps undertaken by governments to fix a problem are well-intentioned, a columnist with the Calgary Herald argues that we can’t assume that such policies immediately correct the issue. Many states and Canadian territories have enacted distracted driving laws that are meant to deter drivers from using phones while driving. However, in an effort to avoid being detected, drivers hide their phones while using them. The writer argues that this act has actually caused a negative effect on safety, as areas that have enacted laws, such as Manitoba, have seen an increase in collisions, many of which could be related to distracted driving.
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