there is a move here in Ontario to make using a CB the same as a cell phone ... hands free or its illegal
I'm glad that you see my point there - daily, I'm finding that you see things as clearly and rationally as I do. You know, they say you can judge a man's intelligence by how much he agrees with you.
Next thing we will be banning pilots radios ...
there is no real difference between that and a CB as far as distraction goes..
Except that pilot candidates are weeded out if they can't demonstrate a consistent ability to multitask, to include talking on the radio, reading charts, navigating, calculating speed/fuel/performance, etc, etc. Drivers, on the other hand, barley have to demonstrate the ability to drive in a straight line. Maybe instead of banning the use of portable devices, we should instead license based on having proved that you can multitask. Maybe then we'd have as few drivers as pilots. Problem solved!
Also, airline flight decks have two pilots, and the PF (Pilot Flying) virtually never talks on the radio. The PM (Pilot Monitoring) does all the button pushing, switch throwing, and checklist reading. And on the rare occasion that the PF talks, he's doing it with the Push-To-Talk button that's on the flight controls. Never has to move his hands. It's pretty snazzy! LOL.
Driving is common sence, as stated above .. you can't fix stupid regargless of what mode of transportation used.
Back to that whole judging of your intelligence - bravo! I agree 100%. I'm just not a fan on over-legislating things like that. It becomes such a slippery slope. And, most people will try to rationalize things like babies and music by saying, 'Well, that's different!". Well, not everybody runs into walls while using a handheld device, either! LOL