A new report shows that the very first car accident in Calgary due to distracted driving happened in 1904. The very first case of distracted driving was obviously not due to using a cellphone. The driver instead focused his attention on “lollygaggers” along the road and ran into a pole. R.B. Bennett holds the dubious distinction, and he spent $1,350 on his doomed Rambler. The incident apparently didn’t hurt his reputation, though: he later became Canada’s prime minister.
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