Sunday, September 14, 2014

‘Tosh.O’ fan bad driver

CALGARY—Watching an episode of the TV comedy “Tosh.0” while driving through a snowstorm on the weekend turned out to be no laughing matter for a 28-year-old Edmonton man.
Alberta sheriffs were alerted by a concerned motorist about a vehicle travelling southbound on Highway 2 near Carstairs in central Alberta.

Witnesses said a red car was exhibiting a “irregular driving pattern.”
As they passed the vehicle, it became clear why the driver was having trouble staying in his lane. He had his laptop open on the dash and was watching an episode of “Tosh.0.”
The show, hosted by comedian Daniel Tosh, pokes fun at videos from the Internet—often at the moronic antics of some drivers.
“Unfortunately, our officers see this kind of driver behaviour on Highway 2 far more often than we would like,” said acting sheriff Sgt. Jason Graw.
“This is the third time in recent memory that our officers have caught drivers watching video while behind the wheel, and in this particular case—in the middle of a snowstorm,” he added.
“Obviously, this is concerning to us given that about 30 percent of fatal collisions in our province are attributable to distracted driving.”
A Red Deer man was charged in late November with watching a movie while driving.

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