We've had the distracted driving law for a while in canada. It is a poorly written and vague.
People have been cited and even got their vehicles impounded for texting or talking while driving. But now they are going after people leaving drive thru fast food joints as they eat or drink. I know of one guy cited for distracted driving for singing with the radio. Even talking with others inside the car can be a ticketable offense.
Use of CB radio is permitted if the receiver is mounted to vehicle and the mic is secured to drivers clothing and the mic must not have more than one button
Haven't noticed any difference. Got behind an HVAC tech driving less then speed limit all over road. Get up beside him in turn lane, busted! Phone in face as suspected. I gave him stink eye and he gave back like what's the big deal? Millennials
I ride shotgun in a tall service van 1-2 days a week. I have a nice view of what most people are doing with their phones. I have been out twice since the new law was passed...the first day I saw 3 people playing with their phones, today I saw only 2.
Before the law I would see at least 100 people per day screwing around with their phones (I actually kept count a couple of days to pass the time while riding from worksite to worksite ). I realize this is anecdotal data but difference is too large to ignore...the law is largely working as it is written.
Now, whether or not that reduces accidents or improves safety is an entirely different question. We won't know the answer to that for a couple years when the statistics are compiled.