While sitting at a traffic light on Highway 97 the other day, I noticed a female ambulance driver busy talking on her hand held cellphone.
I thought to myself isn't it curious that emergency personnel are exempt from the distracted-driving law?
Of all the people who should be devoting their undivided attention to the road, they are the ones exempt.
I wonder how the patient in the back would feel, knowing the driver was not paying full attention to driving. One would think the B.C. Ambulance Service could spring $50 to install a visor-mounted Bluetooth device to be used by all drivers. The same could be said for police and fire service drivers.
Is there something superhuman about these people that they won't be distracted while using these devices? I think I should also have an exemption, after all, I have 50 years and about one million kilometres safe driving in all sorts of vehicles.
I then wondered what other exemptions there are. Are they exempt from the .05 impaired laws as well? After all, they apparently have some uncanny ability to perform better than ordinary folks.