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Social Media Aids in Suspicion of Distracted Driving

Despite excellent driving conditions, a dashboard camera revealed the possibility that distracted driving resulted in a T-bone crash spoiling an otherwise lovely day for a Winnipeg couple in their 60s driving near Kenora, ON.  The driver of a light truck towing a small enclosed trailer pulled onto the two-lane highway with no opportunity to avoid a collision by the oncoming car driven by the Irelands whose alarmed voices are captured over the sounds of the impact.  “I hit the brakes as hard as I could,” said Ralph Ireland, 62. “My wife and I are pretty shaken up.”  The couple posted their video to You Tube and a friend noticed that the driver of the other car appears to be talking on a phone and is not looking in the direction of travel, but down toward his lap. Police continue to investigate and have viewed the video.  This accident occurs just as Ontario is revamping the severity of penalties for distracted drivers in the province. CTV as reported by Tamara Cherry

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