Any activity that diverts a road-user’s full attention from the road ahead as well as the remaining fraction of the full circle of their surroundings constitutes a distraction. And as mundane and as normally non-consequential as any such distracting activity may be, certain adjectives increasingly beg to be said of it like dangerous, illegal and careless.
Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau recently announced that, starting in May 2018, all new cars and small trucks sold in Canada will have to be equipped with rear-view camera systems. The regulations that will bring this requirement into effect have now been formally posted in the Canada Gazette for a 75-day comment period.
The hurricane season in the tropical Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico runs from June through to the end of November, but, most hurricanes occur from around the middle of August through the middle of October.
Last month, July 2016, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its ‘early estimate’ of traffic fatalities in 2015. Road Rules extracted the following salient points from this Brief Statistical Summary: