Rep. Fyre reminds Hoosiers to put down the phone

first_imgStatewide—Drivers in Indiana should know it is illegal to hold a cellphone or electronic devices while behind the wheel. Beginning July 1, Indiana Drivers will no longer be able to use cell phones while driving. In early 2020 Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed into law banning the use of cell phones while driving.The new measure specifies, however, that it will be legal for drivers to use phones if they’re mounted on a vehicle’s dashboard or in hands-free mode.Drivers will be able to hold and use a mobile device when their vehicle is stopped.State Representative Randy Frye stated that distracted driving puts the driver, passengers, and others on the road at risk. Distractions are the root cause of nine deaths every day in the United States. Starting next month, drivers caught violating this law could receive a fine for each infraction. To help drivers adjust their behaviors behind the wheel, they will not receive points against their driver’s licenses for 12 months.Disengaging ourselves from our electronic devices while driving is the newest behavioral challenge society faces to improving road safety. A few decades earlier, seat belt legislation passed to improve driver safety. It took time to change the mindset of drivers. Today, most people put on their seat belts without hesitation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of death by 45% and cuts the risk of serious injury by 50%.As Indiana continues its “Back on Track” plan more drivers are returning to the road. Along with watching our speed, driving sober and wearing a seat belt, it is just as important to eliminate distractions, put the phone away and make our roads safer. Let’s be mindful of our actions when we drive. While this new law goes into effect July 1, we can start practicing these safer habits now.last_img read more


Hockey News Hockey Asian Champions Trophy: India-Pakistan joint winners after rain washes out final

first_imgNew Delhi: The India vs Pakistan Men’s Asian Champions Trophy hockey final was set-up as a mouth-watering clash between two arch-rivals. However, nature decided to play spoilsport as heavy rain resulted in both teams being declared joint winners.Read More |OnePlus 6T launch: Watch live stream in India; expected features, price and moreThe final was being played after Malaysia and Japan played out a thrilling match for the third place shoot-out. With both teams tied 2-2 at regulation time, the match went into penalty shoot-outs and Malaysia edged out the Asian Games gold medal winners 3-2.The match was scheduled to begin at 10:40 PM IST but then, heavy rain lashed Muscat. The heavy rain flooded the pitch. There were pools of water on the hockey track and this prompted the tournament director to abandon the final after discussions with both teams. This is the first time that teams shared the trophy in the Men’s Asia Cup Hockey tournament.Read More | Look before you leap into higher learning destinationsIndia and Pakistan had played the final on four occasions in this tournament, with India winning in 2011 and 2016 while Pakistan won the tournament in 2013 and 2015. Although the tournament ended with a damp squib, India will be mighty proud of their achievements, having gone through the tournament undefeated. For all the Latest Sports News News, Hockey News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


CRA holding HST seminars for businesses

first_imgInterested people are asked to register online. The Canada Revenue Agency will be holding a seminar on Place of Supply Rules on the HST.The free seminar is aimed at businesses that conduct transactions with businesses in other provinces that do not have the HST.The topics will help businesses determine whether GST or HST will have to be charged on transactions between provinces.- Advertisement -One seminar will be held in Fort St. John at the Pomeroy Hotel on Sep. 22 starting at 1:30 p.m. and another will be held in Dawson Creek at the Best Western on Sep. 23 starting at 1:30 p.m.The topics that will be covered are:Place of Supply Rules – Tangible Personal Property (Goods)Place of Supply Rules – Intangible Personal PropertyPlace of Supply Rules – ServicesExceptionsAdvertisementlast_img read more