…laws banning cellphone use while driving has not resulted in a reduction in car crashes…
And this surprises anyone?
As any Whitehorse resident is aware, laws and bylaws in and of themselves are completely irrelevant: dog shit is everywhere around here and traffic lights are routinely ignored, despite laws and bylaws that threaten punishment.
Laws and bylaws are merely a guide, a suggestion, for social behaviour, they are by no means representative of reality, and they do not by default force behaviour.
Whitehorse is a city or people that generally accept dog shit in public places, and that do not condemn people who run red lights. In other words, both behaviours are socially acceptable here.
Just because bylaws exist that make such acts illegal, does not mean otherwise.
So it is with cell phone use while driving: it is a socially acceptable behaviour. No amount of laws will make it otherwise.
Authorities and government would do well to understand this and start applying some creative thinking that would enact social change to the problem.