It might seem obvious that rocking out with Guitar Hero: On Tour on your Nintendo DS while cruising down the freeway is not a good idea.
But a cabinet member in Canada wants to make it official. As reported by the St. Catherine’s Standard, Transportation Minister Jim Bradley (smiling at left) has introduced a bill to outlaw the use of handheld electronic devices while driving. Among the measure’s prohibitions are mobile phones, DVD players and portable video game systems.
Violators would be subject to a $500 fine. Of his proposal, Bradley said:
You should have both hands on the wheel…
Passengers would not be restricted from using portable electronics.