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Friday, January 22nd, 2010 — 10:00am PDT
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At the beginning of 2010 new rules came into effect under BC’s Motor Vehicle Act.

As of January 1st, 2010 drivers caught talking on a hand-held device will be subject to fines — this means no texting or emailing as well. British Columbians have a 31-day grace period before fines will start to be handed out to violators as of February 1st.

My friend John Biehler was interviewed about handsfree options for your phone so that you can still talk while on the road. If you don’t have your headset yet, you still have a few days to convert and Metropolis at Metrotown can help you out.

Metropolis at Metrotown will be running a ‘Hands-free, Hassle-free’ initiative from January 22-30, 2010.

“Safety ambassadors, dressed in official uniform, engaging with the public in parking lots at Metropolis at Metrotown and handing out “tickets”, which are actually coupons for headsets.

Blackberry coupons will be handed out and can be accessed online, offering a $20 in store rebate on the purchase of a BlackBerry® Visor Mount Speakerphone VM-605 and a $10 in store rebate on the purchase of a BlackBerry® HS-500 Wireless Headset at Metrotown.”

They have also offered me 12 headsets to give away to my readers. Over the next 12 days (until the new rule becomes enforced) I will be giving away a handsfree headset to one reader every day.

The Headsets Arrived TodayPrize details:
BlackBerry® HS-500 Wireless Headset, retail value $79.99 USD, works with any Bluetooth-enabled phone.

How to enter to win:
Leave a comment on this post on the day you would like to win. For example, to win today’s headset, leave a comment now. To win tomorrow’s (if your name wasn’t drawn today) come back and leave a comment on this post tomorrow. All approved comments (and trackbacks) on this post over the next 12 days are eligible.

Good luck & safe driving!

Fine print: Daily winners will be notified by email. Winners may only win once. Since I will be shipping out all headsets myself, I’m sorry but I must limit this contest to residents of BC only.

January 22nd winner: Olivia
January 23rd winner: Ari
January 24th winner: Ed
January 25th winner: Greg W
January 26th winner: Andy L
January 27th winner: Kim
January 28th winner: Peter L
January 29th winner: Teresa
January 30th winner: Jason
January 31st winner: Penny
February 1st winner: Jen
February 2nd winner: Gil

Thanks to everyone for entering the contest, and a big huge thanks to those who came back daily. Hopefully this has raised some awareness about using a handsfree device with your phone if you’re driving.

721 comments

  1. Mihnea Cirica says:

    Here is my comment: stop talking or texting while driving. You are an accident waiting to happen!

  2. I would love to win so that the emergency calls from my market managers don’t cause an emergency for me while driving.

    Also “yeah free stuff!”

  3. kandicem101 says:

    hate to admit it but this is a good law. would love to win the BT headset

  4. Mike Rebak says:

    I think texting and driving is horrible. Phone to ear, not so much. This month I’ve been talking as much as possible on my phone while driving as a silent protest not to the idea and message but to how the law is written. What happened to common sense and people taking responsibility for their own actions. If you get in an accident while texting, make the penalties so severe that nobody will ever do it.

    Hope I get the headset…

    Cheers.

  5. Dean says:

    I feel like such a rebel using my hand-held “illegally”

    Maybe I should start using the hands free by next month.

    Nanny state for the win!

  6. ray says:

    I would love to win , today is my 45th birthday and it would cheer me up and give me something to brag about
    thanks !

  7. Jesse Miller says:

    Great contest – especially as I just lost my ancient motorola ear piece.

  8. greg says:

    This law has been too long coming.

    There are too many distractions as it is – how am I supposed to shave AND hold my phone. πŸ˜‰ lol j/k

    Win me a headset!

  9. James Chung says:

    I would love to win a new bluetooth headset

  10. Karra B. says:

    Hi Rebecca! I think I really need this headset because I just got back from vacation, had no clue the new rules were in effect and got a ticket yesterday =( sigh.. A hands-free device would device is a must now for me!

    Thanks =)

  11. Rob says:

    Be smart!

  12. Ronda says:

    I’d love a headset! I’m not answering my cell phone in the car anymore and it’s kind of defeating the purpose of having it!

  13. Stv. says:

    Given that my wife was nearly hit by someone who was texting while driving yesterday, this is suddenly an “oh yeah, that’s a good law” for us. So while us having a new handsfree won’t help that driver, I still definitely would want one πŸ™‚

  14. Scott says:

    This law came into effect in the UK a while back and has been a success. To me there is a grey area as to whether it is the function of using the phone while driving or the conversation that is the distraction. Either way should it be illegal to change radio station on your stereo, insert a CD, change track etc… and should it not be illegal to have a conversation with a passenger both of which are similar to both functions of using a cell phone while driving.
    I agree with the law but all it is really doing is stopping you from putting your hand to your ear to hold the phone really.

  15. Kristina says:

    Yes please!

  16. Candice says:

    i know i am leaving the province soon – but it’d make a great early birthday gift for my little brother!

  17. Michael Krochter says:

    Sweet giveaway, good luck to everyone!!!

  18. I’d like to try to win one. It would come in very handy (or not as the case is). πŸ™‚

  19. Marina says:

    I’d really like to enter this contest, but hang on the light just changed…

    Just kidding of course. When you’re driving, you should be driving! Hopefully a hands free device makes talking and driving no more distracting than a conversation with a real human being in the car.

  20. matthew says:

    a headset would be great. glad this is finally a law.

  21. Now if there were only a way for hands free texting πŸ™‚

  22. Raul says:

    Not that I need or want to win, but this is totally a great contest (and along the lines of Preventable!) πŸ™‚

  23. Greg says:

    Please fee my hands! My feet are still trapped, though.
    G

  24. Sophia says:

    It’ll be great to have a new Bluetooh device!! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the awesome contests.

  25. David Darling says:

    Looking forward to not being on the lookout for police while driving and phoning!

  26. Bapi says:

    I’ll throw my hat into the mix πŸ™‚ Thanks in advance.

  27. Olivia says:

    I’d love to get my hands on a bluetooth headset! Thanks πŸ™‚

  28. Jeremy says:

    I would love a hands free for my car

  29. Connie says:

    Please get all the drive-talkers off the road (or at least with a new bluetooth headset!).

  30. Janis says:

    I’ve been meaning to get one anyway. Great contest.

  31. Ron K says:

    The speakerphone function on my phone is good but a BT headset would be better.

  32. Tyler Ingram says:

    I want to win! Though isn’t putting a bluetooth headset up to your ear supposedly like strapping a microwave to your head πŸ˜‰

  33. Amelia says:

    Great contest idea!

  34. Teresa says:

    Would love to win! I love this idea.

  35. Lorie says:

    just one more step at keeping all of our loved one safe on the road!!

  36. Kenji says:

    Since Jan 1 I’ve definitely seen a lot less people driving around on their phone and it’s been nice to see.

  37. Ann says:

    I think this is such an excellent contest idea.

  38. Kyler says:

    Put me in the running

  39. Angie says:

    Sign me up! It would definitely be useful.

  40. Julian says:

    If I win one o these I promise not to talk and laugh obnoxiously on the busÒ€¦

  41. Jason says:

    I love being a safe driver and having other safe drivers on the road.

  42. loobo says:

    Okay, I’ll enter and be good (and legal) πŸ™‚

  43. Janice says:

    This is a great rule. I can’t believe how many times I’ve seen drivers on their cell phones breaking traffic rules.

  44. Fumie says:

    Whenever I’m driving I have an urge to pick up the phone and talk to someone…it saves so much time to call someone while running your errands. I use to do that all the time but now I’d rather not get a ticket so I’ve been refraining from making calls in my car. If I have a headset I will be able to multi-task again! πŸ™‚

  45. Ryan says:

    Awesome, I’m in! πŸ™‚

    I decided to take a look around while I was driving around the other day, it’s surprising how many people are still talking and texting while driving.

  46. James says:

    Excellent, this will stop me from crashing… oh wait… i’d better stop talking!

  47. angela says:

    I would love to win!

  48. maria says:

    This would really come in handy!!

  49. Alex says:

    I’m not sure if hands-free headset will completely solve the problem. In my opinion, your focus is still distracted a lot when talking to someone on the phone (as opposed to talking to the passengers).

  50. Josip says:

    I really would like to win this.

  51. Al says:

    Great initiative! Count me in.

  52. John says:

    oo lala headset !

  53. Rob says:

    Common sense should have prevailed ages ago… headsets for all!

  54. Sherry says:

    I really need one but don’t have the spare shekels right now. Hope I win!

  55. Areta says:

    A headset for safety and to comply with the law!

  56. aria says:

    I need to have one.

  57. pete says:

    just in time.

  58. peter says:

    thank for this reminder.

  59. A. L. says:

    timely advise.

  60. ying says:

    I don’t have one yet.

  61. ari says:

    Love to win!

  62. Scott says:

    It’s about time this became the law.

  63. rachel says:

    yup, definitely need this headset !

  64. Michael Krochter says:

    Day 2 good luck everyone!!!

  65. J. Behar says:

    This law is already in effect in Ontario, with a similar grace period I think until February. It think it will be very difficult to change people’s habits concerning electronic device use while driving. We’ve had our 11th pedestrian casualty in Toronto yesterday in the past 10 days. I wonder how much device use (by the motorist and pedestrian) contributed to this. Good law, hard to enforce though.

  66. Jonnek says:

    Please count me in. Thanks.

  67. Xin says:

    Nice prize!

  68. Rod says:

    January 23,2010… 20 more days!

  69. Teresa says:

    Would love to win!

  70. Beth says:

    Any time I see a driver do something really stupid, the first thing I do is check to see if they are on their phone…. and they almost always are!

    I’d love that heads set, cuz I have a long commute!

  71. gary says:

    i think i do need a handsfree device

  72. Ann says:

    This is such an excellent contest idea.

  73. Ray says:

    Smile for me sing to me Melancholy Blue,
    I want you i want you my Melancholy bluetooth!
    Song by Serena Ryder

  74. Cameron says:

    Although I don’t drive, hands free would be so helpful for my work.

  75. Sherry says:

    I didn’t win yesterday! Maybe today is my lucky day!

  76. Areta says:

    It’s the era for hands-free technology!

  77. Francine says:

    I’ve got my bluetooth, but still need to get hubby hooked up(for a just in case – he never uses his phone while driving)

  78. Ed says:

    I need one of these. Keep forgeting about the law…

  79. Elaine says:

    this is great! love that you have these giveaways!

  80. Sam says:

    Awesome – count me in!

  81. Shelley says:

    Would love to win todays headset. Great draw. Thanks!

  82. Peter says:

    Sure, why not. Useful promo. BTW, no hyphen in “prorogue.”

  83. maria says:

    I didn’t win…so re-entering for todays draw!

  84. Jon Jennings says:

    I’d love a headset. Count me in too!

  85. Vincent Yan says:

    I would love to win one!

  86. Mark Hepburn says:

    I’d love a headset. Count me in!

  87. Alan says:

    Watching a movie while driving is still okay, right? As long as it’s not hand-held is my understanding.

  88. Patrick says:

    nevermind that all the studies show using handsfree is just as dangerous… using a phone handsfree or the standard way (or texting/e-mailing) is only slightly more dangerous than driving 3 sheets to the wind drunk.

    It’s disturbing that they make it out to be a safer alternative – only thing safer is you won’t get a ticket.

  89. Janet says:

    Need to get bluetooth. Thanks for the contest

  90. Yuliya says:

    Will definitely need to re-adjust. This is a cool campaign to remind people of the new rule.

  91. Nathan B. says:

    I’d love to win one, too, even though the headpiece is likely worth more money than my car…

    Cheers from an occasional reader,
    Nathan

  92. angela says:

    This would come in very handy!

  93. aria says:

    definitely need one. Thanks.

  94. pete says:

    need a bluetooth! thx

  95. amber turnau says:

    Safety first! I’d love to win the Bluetooth device.

  96. A. L. says:

    love to win one.

  97. Ying says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  98. ari says:

    Banning hand held device is a good start. Stop talking and focusing on the road will be an altimate goal.

  99. peter says:

    good campaign. I’ve seen women applying makeup while driving…..

  100. Bruce says:

    I can’t juggle a latté and text at the same time! I NEED that headset!

    ok – I don’t drink (anything) and drive, and I certainly can’t text and drive at the same time, but a headset would be very welcome.

  101. Kevin says:

    comment!

  102. Jamie says:

    I still have the urge to answer when my Pre rings…this might help me kick the addiction.

  103. Jason says:

    Jan. 23 entry

  104. Heather says:

    I would love a Bluetooth; looking forward to this giveaway

  105. Jenn W says:

    I have been thinking of buying a blue tooth; this could be teh answer!

  106. Shannon says:

    I never seem to have a chance in hell at winning anything but hey why not try.

  107. Janice says:

    I love the new rule out.

  108. linda says:

    wow i really need one of theses

  109. Scott says:

    I commented this while I’m driving o_O

    Just kidding!

  110. RayRay says:

    I’m texting this right now as I’m cruising around downtown. πŸ˜‰

  111. Josip says:

    I would like a handsfree headset.

  112. Ariane C says:

    Wow, looks like I’m not the only one who’s serious about talking on the road responsibly. Sure, add me to today’s pool of contestants!

  113. will says:

    need to break the habit of txting all the time in the car!

  114. Julian says:

    I’ll wear this and pretend to converse about something terribly awkward aloud on the bus.

  115. Scott says:

    Id like to win one on sunday jan 24th!

  116. Pedro says:

    My wife would love me to get a headset so that I don’t have to put her on speakerphone for all to hear! Thanks for the chance Rebecca…

  117. Candace says:

    Would love to have one. It kinda sucks having to stash my phone in my purse πŸ™

  118. Xin says:

    This is a great prize given the new law.

  119. Michael Krochter says:

    Day Three, Good luck everyone!!!

  120. James Chung says:

    I would love to win one on Jan. 24, Sunday. πŸ™‚ It will be great to have a new Bluetooth headset πŸ™‚

    Thanks

  121. Teresa says:

    I work on call and the only time I’d ever answer my phone would be when my employer was calling. Now, it would be nice to be handsfree and safer.

  122. Ray says:

    wearing this i could have made up conversations while out in public and entertain my self for hours lol

  123. Jen says:

    Count me in please! I’m using my iPhone ear buds for hands free talking…I don’t turn my iPod on and I use only one bud, but I feel dumb driving with the wire hanging out of my ear. πŸ™‚

  124. Katie says:

    I would really appreciate winning this! Thanks

  125. Vincent Yan says:

    Can I win one? πŸ™‚

  126. stephen says:

    Miss604 keeping drivers safe and in pocket, love it!

  127. Mark Hepburn says:

    Entry for Day 3. Thanks for running this great give away!

  128. Ronda says:

    Thanks again for doing this great contest! Everyone should be driving safer! πŸ™‚

  129. Tyler Ingram says:

    I’m going to keep on commenting so I can win something! lol

  130. Bluetooth me! So I can drive safely with my children while my husband asks me “what’s for dinner?!”

  131. Shelley says:

    Hopefully todays the day I win!

  132. angela says:

    Hopefully today is my day to win!!

  133. robert says:

    Hi. must . have . blue tooth while doing dive charters in howe sound. please !

  134. Kim says:

    Pick me! Pick me! *jumping up and down with my hand held high in the air*

  135. Jon Jennings says:

    I’m getting my Sunday entry in πŸ™‚

  136. Ariane C says:

    Please enter me into Sunday’s draw πŸ™‚

  137. Kels says:

    I need this! Don’t have a bt yet!!!

  138. Krystle S says:

    The speakerphone function is not working for me. Please enter me into Sunday’s draw!

  139. matt says:

    I should win because I can draw a bunny!

    (\____/)
    (=`.`=)
    (_(“)(“)_)

  140. Cameron says:

    I think I’m going to run out of things to say after another 10 days… i think i might have already.

  141. rachel says:

    sunday !

  142. Dom Richards says:

    I’m delighted this law is finally coming to BC, but I don’t have a headset yet! So please include me in Sunday’s draw πŸ™‚ Another great contest btw.

  143. Sherry says:

    Hoping for a win today!

  144. Ed says:

    I need one of these!

  145. sam says:

    I sure need a headset. I keep picking up my phone in the car.

  146. Francine says:

    No e-mail in my inbox, so I guess I’ll try again for today – still trying to get hubby hooked up with a BlueTooth so that I can nag (…ooops…CALL) him in the car again.

  147. Elaine says:

    I totally agree with this law. I think it should have been passed earlier considering other countries already have this in place.

  148. John says:

    I would love one of these. I need it since i drive around the city a lot.

  149. Honk if you love Jesus, text if you want to meet him.

  150. Jason says:

    Jan. 24 entry

  151. Mike says:

    Now we hope that this gets enforced the way it should be.

  152. Areta says:

    Cool prize!

  153. Kenji says:

    Day three. Woot! Everyone loves free stuff. πŸ™‚

  154. Chris says:

    Free stuff is fun fun πŸ™‚

  155. dearheart says:

    Yes, please! Would love to win one.

  156. Janice says:

    Handsfree is for me.

  157. Ryan says:

    Great contest. Has anyone been stopped yet by police?

  158. Phyllis says:

    Yay for handsfree πŸ™‚

  159. Tom says:

    Yes please!

  160. Josip says:

    I hope I win.

  161. maria says:

    Please enter me again!

  162. Ann says:

    I love Blackberries.

  163. Chris says:

    I prefer Strawberries myself. But a headset would do. =)

  164. rose says:

    nice way to create awareness. would love to win one for february!

  165. Lisa says:

    I hate earbuds and sure would prefer one of these…

  166. shivani says:

    I never win anything, could this be my turn? Lol hope I win, blackberry = <3

  167. Ryan says:

    Entering again. πŸ˜€

  168. RayRay says:

    1/56+ chance of winning.

  169. Danny says:

    I could definitely use one of them headsets! *fingers-crossed*

  170. peter says:

    Jan 24 entry. fingers, toes, arms, legs-crossed.

  171. ying says:

    Good chance for me, I hope.

  172. pete says:

    Day three it is.

  173. aria says:

    Cool prize!

  174. A. L. says:

    Entering again. here’s hoping. Thanks for arranging such cool prizes.

  175. rachel says:

    monday !

  176. Ed says:

    My Day 4 attempt.

  177. Rob says:

    Love the site ! Would love to win something too!!

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  179. Koko says:

    I’d love a new fashion accessory for my collection πŸ˜‰

  180. Shannon says:

    Here’s for the 25th.

  181. Michael Krochter says:

    Day 4, Good luck everyone!!!

  182. Areta says:

    I like this prize!

  183. Kim says:

    Yes! please!!!!

  184. Alan C says:

    Sign me up! Thanks!

  185. Jen says:

    Entering again for Monday…thanks!

  186. Kater says:

    Entering for Monday!

  187. Dom Richards says:

    Mon, Jan 25th. Today’s the day, I can feel it! πŸ™‚

  188. Greg W. says:

    Why is it Monday already?

  189. Nicole says:

    Would love a headset! Fingers crossed!

  190. Victor Tang says:

    i’m all over this one! thanks!

  191. Andy Lumb says:

    Count me in the draw.

  192. Lindsay says:

    I think its awesome that you are promoting safe driving πŸ™‚

  193. sam says:

    Entering for Monday!

  194. Jon Jennings says:

    My Monday entry… good things always happen on Mondays

  195. Marc Smith says:

    I just saw someone yesterday driving and talking. Dangerous as he was weaving in and out of traffic on Pacific near the Roundhouse πŸ™

  196. Marc Smith says:

    I just saw someone yesterday driving and talking. Dangerous as he was weaving in and out of traffic on Pacific near the Roundhouse πŸ™ I really hope these people get pulled over and ticketed before they hurt someone.

  197. Ray says:

    oh boy oh boy oh boy

  198. Rod says:

    18 more days!!!

  199. Lee says:

    As a Five day a week bike rider to work, I really think not having a phone stuck to your face as you drive is very important. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been cut off by someone not looking because of a phone blocking their view or distracting them.

    As a driver, sometimes I have to communicate on the go so a headset? Awesome.

  200. S. Elasoff says:

    We need to be deputized to pull over the miscreants. Certainly won’t be enough police to do the job. Yes, this means you!

  201. Xin says:

    A cool contest indeed.

  202. Scott says:

    I have nothing witty to say at this time…

  203. Pedro says:

    Here’s hoping second time lucky.

  204. Miss604 says:

    I think I should start a comment theme to help people get through the next 9 days… How about… what was the first type of cell phone you ever owned?

  205. Bonnie says:

    My dad bought me my first “cell phone” for his own peace of mind as I was working shift work and had to drive home at odd hours in Edmonton winters. It was a Telus phone that only worked if it was plugged in to the cigarette lighter of the car. It had a phone cord (like a land line) and came in a big case — not much portable about it but it did the job!

  206. Katharine says:

    My first phone was one of the “brick” kind. I’m going back to the early 90s here. It’s amazing that I now have one that is a computer too!

  207. K8ie says:

    The first cell phone I ever owned was an old Nokia that was the size of a brick! The one thing I can say about it was that it never died and the batter power was awesome. You almost had to bring luggage with you to carry it around though…

  208. Gil says:

    awesome πŸ™‚

  209. Ariane C says:

    Looks like your entry list is growing daily, which hopefully serves to raise awareness for the importance of paying attention on the road whilst driving! Hope I win a set today πŸ˜‰

  210. Julie Nicholls says:

    A must for every driver!

  211. dearheart says:

    Entry for January 25th, please and thank you! πŸ™‚

  212. Rita in Toronto says:

    Enter me for Jan 25th please πŸ™‚

  213. Shidan says:

    A great idea for a contest!
    Thank you for the great blog, I enjoyed reading about the olympic streetcar line. Hopefully this is something Vancouverites will adopt again.

    Please don’t just talk while driving, use your gps before you start your trip, set up your ipod before you start driving too.
    Drive safely.

  214. Katie says:

    Hoping to win … First cell phone was an old Nokia (I jumped on the cell phone pretty late in the game, so it wasn’t too hideous).

  215. matt says:

    My entry for today…..quick question do you choose the winners by random?

  216. Miss604 says:

    @ Matt Yes, I copy/paste all the entries from one day into a spreadsheet which assigns everyone a number. I then pop that number into Random.org and click “generate”. It tosses me a random number (given the parameters I entered) and the entry that corresponds to that number is the winner.

  217. Laura says:

    My entry! Thanks!

  218. Harry says:

    Headsets are convenient to use in general, would be happy if I can get one free!

  219. Teresa says:

    My first phone was a Motorola.

  220. marica rizzo says:

    It’s funny how the threat of a ticket for talking isn’t enough for some people. Almost got hit today crossing the street…
    Would love to win one to set an example for other drivers!!

  221. Francine says:

    trying again for Monday!

  222. Kerry Hall says:

    Glad B.C. has adopted this initiative! Keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road…

  223. Karl says:

    I recently crashed my car (not because I was talking on the phone πŸ˜› ) but can sure use one.

  224. Ryan says:

    Entered again. πŸ™‚

  225. Jason says:

    Jan. 25 entry

  226. Jan says:

    Fist phone, a motorola, if I recall correctly.
    Great contest, thanks

  227. Janice says:

    I can’t remember what my first phone was.

  228. Peter says:

    Jan 25 entry….

  229. Vincent Yan says:

    January 25th Winner: Vincent πŸ™‚

  230. anoop says:

    Does Plantronics make the BlackBerry headsets as well?

  231. monalisa says:

    please enter me! definitely need it!

  232. Knightmare says:

    i am in a car all the time for business and would love to win

  233. Knightmare says:

    i am in the car for business all the time and would love to win

  234. Ann says:

    Is it my turn to win?

  235. Carrie says:

    I’d love to win one πŸ™‚

  236. Chris says:

    My first cell phone? It was the ClearNet original from Sony.. which for the life of me I can’t remember the model number.

  237. Candace says:

    I feel free not having to answer my phone but I could get over that quikly with a blue tooth

  238. Kyler says:

    So they’re made by Blackberry but they’ll work with any Bluetooth phone right?

  239. Sherry says:

    Day 3 & doing my positive visualization of me winning and driving hands free!

  240. Juliana says:

    A friend of mine accidently hit a pedestrian while driving. When the police arrived, they confiscated his phone to see if he had been talking or worse yet sms-ing. Luckily he wasn’t. The only winners in this situation are insurance companies. Best case of “distraction” I’ve seen? A guy with doggie on his lap playing with his GPS going for a bank turn with one hand. wow.

  241. angela says:

    Still trying to win!

  242. Josip says:

    OK, I’m trying again.

  243. Alan says:

    The new regulations are definitely working. I see lots of drivers now making crazy multiple-lane change swerves and screeching halts to the shoulder, presumably to answer their cell before it goes to voice mail.

    I feel so much safer now.

  244. This blog has really grown, Rebecca – congrats! Here’s my entry for today’s headset. πŸ™‚

  245. steve nice says:

    it would sure be nice to win a headset. I am on disability and money is rather tight.

  246. Jeff says:

    This is great. I need one to use while driving.

  247. Lisa says:

    Here’s hoping…

  248. Ruby B says:

    This most definately would be a well-used winning for me. Hoping to win :o)

  249. Beth says:

    Pick me! Well, pick my random number!

  250. Pete says:

    Sticking to today’s theme…..My very first cell phone was the huge Motorola BRICK and it costed me more than $800 at the time to purchase in the late 80s. How technology has advanced!

  251. RayRay says:

    I got a feeling that tonight’s gonna be a …

  252. Ying says:

    When Bluetooth first became available, I ran into a few occasions where I thought people were talking to me when they were talking on their cell phones. Now it’s my turn to trick a few people. I had a BRICK twenty years ago and airtime was expensive. I still have it as a vintage display. It was used as a hammer on a couple of occasions..

  253. peter says:

    My first cell phone was a half brick. Love to win the bluetooth.

  254. Cameron says:

    Only just remembered to enter in time today.

  255. peter says:

    I had the brick with a black leather jacket. It was a status symbol twenty years ago. But I needed it to earn a living…

  256. A. L. says:

    count me in.

  257. aria says:

    Hope is in the air.

  258. kelsey says:

    enter me again!

  259. rachel says:

    entering for a third time

  260. Gloria says:

    count me in!

  261. Elaine says:

    i want in again!

  262. Sam says:

    fingers crossed..

  263. Koko says:

    I have just learned that a friend was out for one of her nightly walks last week and was hit by a car that “just didn’t see her”. It was a clear evening, she was dressed in reflective gear and 3 other lanes of traffic had already stopped to let her cross the intersection, how do you “just not see her”, unless one was distracted by something…perhaps a cell phone?

    The result was 6 hours of surgery to rebuild her knee and shoulder, 3 blood transfusions and not being able to walk for at lease 3 months! WTH?

    Shout out to Treva…Get well soon, your spirit should inspire us all to be as positive as you…and yes, you will run the NYC Marathon!

    P.S. Our first phone was a Motorola “brick”, but I remember that my father carried around his portable phone that was connected to a brief case back in the 70s! He was one of a few and back then it was COOL.

  264. Gail says:

    I was surprised at my response to see someone talking on their cell while driving after the “no cell phone use while driving January 1, 2010”, I was a bit angry as I was following the no cell rule…I would feel much better with a handsfree Bluetooth headset, because now I would be able to make the calls I need to make, especially when there is very slow traffic and I need to call work (to be there by 7:00am) if I am going to be late.

  265. Gail says:

    OK, I need a handsfree Bluetooth headset to make a call if I am going to be late for work at 7:00 am in a transition house because of traffic.

  266. Jonnek says:

    Please enter me in the contest for today. Thanks.

  267. Jen says:

    Entering again for Tuesday the 26th…

  268. Michael Krochter says:

    Day 4, and my first phone was a Motorola C332…

    Good Luck everyone!!!

  269. Andy Lumb says:

    Entering for Tuesday.

  270. Ray says:

    please please please please thanks!

  271. Janis says:

    One more vote.

  272. Jon says:

    This would make my life so much easier! Thanks Metropolis!

  273. I don’t have a Bluetooth headset. It would be great to win one!

  274. Candace says:

    Would be very handy :). I will make sure not to look at people when using it though as not to look rude

  275. dearheart says:

    Entry for January 26th! Please and thanks!

  276. Marc Smith says:

    I canÒ€ℒt believe I actually saw another driver talking on his cell phone this morning!

  277. Pravin says:

    i wanna be trendy and have a head set!

  278. Karl says:

    “Generic comment here”

  279. Ryan Dempsey says:

    I don’t have one yet, and I drive often. Thanks.

  280. Sam says:

    Need one. Don’t wanna get a ticket :p

  281. Scott says:

    For Jan 26. Ooooooooi!

  282. K8ie says:

    Not only are these things great for the car, if you are like me and only have a cell phone and spend a lot of time on it at work it will be great to not have my neck hurt from holding my phone between my head and shoulder.

    KT

  283. Julie Nicholls says:

    I hope to win as I do not have one yet.

  284. Katie says:

    Entering for the 26th! Still crossing my fingers …

  285. Chris says:

    Just heard about this contest… I could definitely use a headset.

  286. Nikki says:

    Have been procrastinating about buying one, so hopefully I will win one!?!?! Entering for today, Jan. 26.

  287. aria says:

    entering again cross my fingers.

  288. pete says:

    Jan 26 entry.

  289. ying says:

    thanks for the chance to win.

  290. Rose K says:

    I’m addicted to your blog….

  291. Peter L says:

    Thank you for doing this public service.

  292. Bonnie says:

    such a great promotion — thanks!

  293. Dom Richards says:

    Jan 26th entry πŸ™‚

  294. Jon Jennings says:

    It’s time for Tuesday’s entry

  295. Joyce says:

    You know what’s annoying? Bus drivers talk on the phone without a headset. That’s risking his/her life, plus ours!

    Thanks for promoting the use of hands-free headset!

  296. Ariane C says:

    Time once again to perk up for today’s headset giveaway. Count me in.

  297. taraden says:

    I totally need one of these. Mine got stolen awhile back and I haven’t had the chance to get a new one.

  298. Justine says:

    Great contest!

  299. Teresa says:

    Handsfree!

  300. brian says:

    The new law is a blessing and burden to many… nice of metropolis and you to team up! πŸ™‚

  301. Gil says:

    Trying again .

  302. anoop says:

    entry for Jan 26!

  303. Francine says:

    Checking in for Tuesday!

  304. Laura says:

    Yes please! (again!)

  305. Tom says:

    Here’s hopping.

  306. Chris says:

    At what point do all the comments break the post? Oh well.. I still like strawberries and hope that a headset is coming my way.

  307. Jason says:

    Jan. 26 entry

  308. Areta says:

    A great contest with a great prize!

  309. Ryan says:

    In for the 26th! πŸ˜€

  310. Janice says:

    Super stoked about this one.

  311. RayRay says:

    Do you believe?

  312. Ann says:

    I was wondering if the handsfree headsets are easy to use.

  313. Xin says:

    Jan. 26 entry

  314. Peter says:

    Headset or visor clip?

  315. Josip says:

    Good luck!

  316. Sherry says:

    still trying on the 26th

  317. Sharon says:

    Would love to win this for a friend’s birthday who talks on his cellphone too much while driving.

  318. Sinful says:

    I could use really use a headset – one that is simple and easy to use as I’ve never used one before! Right now I am worried I’ll get a call from the school/kids while I’m driving and won’t be able to answer.

  319. taraden says:

    Trying again for the 27th! πŸ™‚

  320. Koko says:

    *toes crossed*

  321. Teresa says:

    I’m hoping a morning entry has better luck for me.

  322. pete says:

    an early entry today.

  323. ying says:

    Where is the snow. I see brown on Grouse.

  324. Peter L. says:

    every appendage crossed, even the hair….

  325. rose k says:

    Spring is near; my crocuses are coming out this morning. Positive thoughts. G’day and good luck everyone.

  326. Miss604 says:

    @Peter it’s an in-ear headset, I have a photo of them in this post. Here’s the official product link.

  327. K8ie says:

    entering for today. πŸ™‚

  328. Jen says:

    Entering again for Wed the 27th…

  329. Michael Krochter says:

    Hello Day 5 entry! Good Luck everyone.

  330. Alan C says:

    enterting for today, have a beautiful day!

  331. Kim says:

    good morning! maybe today will be my lucky day!

  332. Ryan says:

    In for thee 27th! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    Good Morning.

  333. Ray says:

    Nokia man flip music player

  334. Gil says:

    Maybe today πŸ™‚

  335. Sandy says:

    safety comes first – I would really like to get a free bluetooth. Thank you

  336. fokxxy says:

    Yay!! Count me in for today!!

  337. Morgan says:

    Is today my day?

  338. Scott says:

    Id totally like for today to be my day!

  339. Katie says:

    Entering for the 27th!

  340. Scott says:

    It’s iPad day.. Jan 27!

  341. Camilla says:

    Would love to win!

  342. Fumie says:

    It’s such a beautiful day today! Winning a headset would make my day perfect! Thank you!

  343. Julie Nicholls says:

    great prize!

  344. Chris says:

    Here’s my entry for the 27th.

  345. Dom Richards says:

    My entry for Wed, 27th

  346. Mihnea Cirica says:

    My entry for Jan 27th.

  347. Heather Crosthwaite says:

    Thanks for contest! more headsets mean safer roads. Would love to win one!

  348. lalalaloretta says:

    if you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
    if you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
    if you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it.
    if you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
    horray!

  349. Peter L says:

    Try again all my appendages crossed. Good luck everyone.

  350. sam says:

    Would love to have one. πŸ™‚

  351. Matt says:

    Bluetooth me!

  352. Justine says:

    Trying again

  353. Jason says:

    Jan. 27 entry

  354. Jeff says:

    I could do with one. Thanks πŸ™‚

  355. Angel says:

    I still haven’t got one yet

  356. Ailly says:

    I drive a cayenne without a headset. Large car and tiny me.

  357. Ian says:

    So, with the new law coming into effect Jan 1, 2010, why not just enforce the “Driving without due care and attention” section of the Motor vehicle act? It covers a number of sins besides texting. It would cover putting on makeup, playing with your phone, fussing with your child, looking at your passenger while you talk instead of looking where you’re driving… the list is endless.

    -Ian

  358. Francine says:

    still trying…January 27

  359. Cal says:

    I could seriously use a headset

  360. laurel jones says:

    desperately need this so whem I cam called back to the operating room to deal with the MVA victims who where distracted while driving I can respond safely

  361. Greta says:

    This would be nice to have

  362. linda says:

    great contest, please enter me too!

    Cheers!

  363. Jan says:

    I need a bluetooth. Thanks for the contest.

  364. Penny says:

    Please include my name in the draw for Jan 27. This would be a great win and I wouldn’t miss any calls when I’m driving now the new law is in effect.
    Thanks for the great contest

  365. Xin says:

    My entry here!

  366. Ann says:

    my Wednesday entry

  367. Janice says:

    Waiting… πŸ™‚

  368. Julie says:

    this would be so handy as the calls seem to come while I’m drving

  369. Tim says:

    I am spreadsheet friendly so maybe I will win? πŸ™‚

  370. Josip says:

    I can’t wait to make calls when I’m driving but I want to do so safely.

  371. Sherry says:

    Maybe today is my day to win!

  372. Cameron says:

    I hope today is the day.

  373. Andy Shen says:

    Today is awesome! πŸ™‚

  374. Frank says:

    The really like the new law but I now I need a hands free headset

  375. Lois says:

    Hands free is the only way to go, sure would be nice to win

  376. dearheart says:

    Crossing fingers and holding thumbs for today to be the day! πŸ™‚ It’s me and my husband’s monthiversary today! πŸ˜€

  377. Pedro says:

    Entry for Jan 27

  378. Lisa says:

    Would be nice to be wire free

  379. RayRay says:

    Go Canucks Go!!

  380. Miss604 says:

    Day 6 draw is done – Welcome to Day 7!
    Thanks for sticking around everyone.
    I’m thinking on Day 12 I’ll take ALL the entries that do one big draw. This way multiple entries will have a better shot.

  381. Gloria says:

    entering yet another time.

  382. Robyn says:

    I’d like to win today! (Jan 28th) Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  383. Michael Krochter says:

    Day 6 entry! Good Luck people!

  384. Koko says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  385. Anne says:

    Going hands free would be wonderful! Even more so when winter driving needs all of our concentration.

  386. Teresa says:

    Another day, another try.

  387. Xin says:

    Good luck!

  388. Kevin says:

    Comment overloaaaaaad.

  389. Scott Cowden says:

    I would love a blue tooth headset. It will help me not get a ticket as I continue to answer calls while driving and help keep the drivers around me safe.

    Great Promotion by the way.

  390. Mark M says:

    A headset would be perfect. It will allow me to hold my coffee. πŸ™‚

  391. Alick says:

    I would love to win one them I put it to good use

  392. Shelley says:

    Hopefully today’s the day I win.

  393. Cameron says:

    It’s amazing how fast the comments are building up here. It’s a great comp, congrats Miss604.

  394. Nate V says:

    I look around to see if a cop is around even when I am not driving now.

  395. Adrian says:

    Great contest, fingers crossed!

  396. I’d like to try to win.

  397. Dean says:

    I want to win the headset

  398. Scott says:

    This post is full of W1N

  399. rose k says:

    Roses are red. Violets are blue. Good luck everyone

  400. pete says:

    my chances are good.

  401. ying says:

    good day and good luck everyone

  402. aria says:

    Fingers crossed.

  403. Sandy Prasad says:

    Maybe today – it is my birthday

  404. Peter L says:

    Good contest. I’ll buy one if I don’t win.

  405. Vicki Barlow says:

    I work out of my vehicle and could really use blue tooth for my phone. I am glad they are making hands free a law!!

  406. Gideon says:

    looks good to me.

  407. Katie says:

    I’m entering to win for the 28th! Thanks

  408. Lori B says:

    Entering for the 28th, thanks!

  409. Lynn L says:

    I would love to win a headset for my blackberry – A great contest!! Thanks Miss604

  410. Mhairi says:

    Took me ages just to scroll through the comments but now that I am here I could really use one of these….

  411. I could definitely use one of those headsets. How do they fit on insanely large ears? I’m entering for the 28th!

  412. Justine says:

    Great article…good to know the fines dont start until Feb 1 πŸ™‚
    Just bought a car two weeks ago, so I am in need of a bluetooth headset.

  413. Jon M says:

    It’s my birthday!

  414. Dom says:

    My entry for the 28th, thanks.

  415. Kevin Wongsosaputro says:

    My entry for Thursday, January 28th. Thanks miss604!

  416. Jon Jennings says:

    My entry for Thursday

  417. Rhona says:

    Handing out tickets/coupons is a good idea for a promotion, so is this giveaway! I hope I win!

  418. Lesley B says:

    Awesome contest! And what a great way to get buzz going – love how many comments are posted already!
    GOOD LUCK.
    my entry for the 28th πŸ™‚

  419. taraden says:

    I am entering again for the 28th πŸ™‚

  420. kim halowaty says:

    I hope I win this fantastic prize!!

  421. Gil says:

    Another day another try πŸ™‚

  422. K8ie says:

    Cheers to safe driving!

  423. Sandeep says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    I’ll be the first to admit — I’ve tried texting while driving — AND IT DOES NOT WORK! Not only does the text not make sense, but more importantly its sooo incredibly dangerous. I am so glad that this law is finally in place, you have no idea how many times I’ve almost been hit by drivers that THINK they can email or text while they are in the middle of traffic on the Alex Fraser bridge, etc. As for holding the phone to my ear while driivng, unfortunately most ppl only drive with one hand, not both hands, but they dont realise that the split second it would take for htem to drop their phone and free their second hand for the wheel could cause a huge accident….

    anyway i hope ppl are starting to follow the rules now..

  424. Chris says:

    And I’m back… My entry for the 28th.

  425. sam says:

    Can I have one? πŸ™‚

  426. Shelly says:

    That would go great with the cell phone my friend just gave me

  427. Jason says:

    Jan. 28 entry

  428. Scott says:

    Jan 28 comment

  429. Candace says:

    Would be great! Having to rum after our 1 year old requires hands free

  430. FRANCINE says:

    Trying yet again for the 28th

  431. anoop says:

    Jan 28th comment

  432. Julie Nicholls says:

    sure could use one.

  433. RayRay says:

    All you need is love.

  434. Shannon says:

    boop. jan 28

  435. Janice says:

    Loving the new rule!

  436. malcolm says:

    I don’t have enough friends that call me while I am driving…but in case they do I would like to be prepared!
    malcolm

  437. Ann says:

    A Thursday entry

  438. Peter says:

    Sure could use one, although preferably the visor-mount format.

  439. Josip says:

    Back for another try.

  440. Areta says:

    Another entry, good luck!

  441. Carolyne says:

    YAY! Thanks!

  442. Jonathan says:

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

  443. Rod says:

    15 more days! So excited!

  444. dano says:

    Long time tweet watcher, first time commenter. I’m suddenly doing so much driving during the games, need to keep legal while road working!

  445. Tyler Ingram says:

    I want to win something! Besides, the delivery would be cheap!

  446. Will says:

    count me in

  447. Penny says:

    This is my entry for Jan 28 2010. This would be an awesome win. With the new rules in effect in BC, this would certainly be helpful.
    I have my fingers crossed. Thanks for the great contest

  448. Sherry says:

    I am hoping today is my day to win.

  449. Xedric says:

    I would like to enter for January 29 please!

  450. dearheart says:

    Trying again for January 28th! πŸ˜€

  451. Deanna says:

    I would love to win one! It would make commuting so much easier to call family! *fingers and toes crossed*

  452. This new rule came late, but better late than never! In Brazil, people haven’t been allowed to use cell phones while driving for quite some time! I hope people realize this new rule is better for everyone! Now let’s see if I’m the lucky one for the 28th…

  453. Jan says:

    Great contest

  454. Gloria says:

    pick me!

  455. Miss604 says:

    I’m adding a comment to split the days – good luck on Day 8 everyone!

  456. Spencer says:

    Pick me for January 29th!

  457. Greg says:

    it sure would be nice to win today so I don’t get busted for driving while on the phone tomorrow. Thx!

  458. Ailly says:

    pick me πŸ™‚

  459. Jeff says:

    hopefully i can win one too

  460. Angel says:

    count me in!

  461. merlyn jones says:

    need this for my daughter who is always talking on the phone when she is driving

  462. maria says:

    Still trying to win!!

  463. angela says:

    This would be handy!!

  464. Koko says:

    We know the game and we’re gonna play it…

    Never gonna give
    Never gonna give
    Never gonna give you up

  465. Teresa says:

    Please?

  466. malcolm says:

    i think i missed the thursday draw…so now consider me for the friday draw.
    great blog miss 604!

  467. Ray S says:

    comment made

  468. Jen says:

    Entering again for Jan 29…

  469. Ann says:

    Just the thing when I’m stuck in traffic in February!
    Great blog – tx

  470. Adrian says:

    fingers crossed & legs too!

  471. Tomasz says:

    Put my name into the draw today πŸ™‚

  472. Gideon says:

    looking forward to seeing who will win these!

  473. sam says:

    I still want one hehe.

  474. Michael Krochter says:

    Fingers crossed this is my day for sure! πŸ™‚ I hope…

  475. Jon Jennings says:

    Another day, another entry.
    Everyone else stop commenting! πŸ™‚

  476. Gil says:

    Here we go again πŸ™‚

  477. Justine S says:

    Better luck today?

  478. Drasko says:

    A handset a day keeps the police away.

  479. Gloria Mitchell says:

    Would love to win one for my son who has yet to find one he will use.

  480. RayRay says:

    Let it rain, let it rain.

  481. Katie says:

    Entering for the 29th πŸ™‚

  482. Michelle G says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these. It is really easy to lose concentration while driving. Worse is when you see people driving with both hands fully off the wheel and texting. I guess they are driving with their knees?

  483. taraden says:

    Count me in again for the 29th πŸ™‚ thank you!!!

  484. Melody Evert says:

    It sad that people die everyday because of talking and driving, texting and driving.. etc. STOP the madness, put down the phones!!

  485. Dom says:

    Jan 29th entry. Thanks.

  486. dearheart says:

    Me too, please – entry for January 29th! πŸ™‚

  487. Jason says:

    Jan. 29 entry

  488. Kemp Edmonds says:

    I want it but, I’m
    Never going to get it, never going to get it

    Entering for January 29th.

    Cheers!

  489. ScottW says:

    Jan 29….

  490. Candace says:

    Would be great to have!

  491. Heather says:

    |I would love to win!!

  492. Ann says:

    A Friday entry

  493. Josip says:

    If I won this, I would use it.

  494. Peter says:

    FTW… a Friday entry.

  495. Shelly says:

    Its about time these rules were made laws

  496. Janice says:

    Have a nice weekend!

  497. Areta says:

    Happy Friday!

  498. Vincent Yan says:

    Am I next? πŸ™‚

  499. Rob says:

    Practice safe driving!

  500. will says:

    enter me in!

  501. Julie says:

    ok, I could use one of those!

  502. Karl says:

    Let’s try again

  503. Cameron says:

    I’m not doing very well at entering everyday. It’d be great if you could pick me so I didn’t have to remember anymore πŸ™‚

  504. Jan says:

    I am in need of a bluetooth for those times when I am driving and the phone rings. Currently don’t have one and have been meaning on going shopping. Winning one would be much more enjoyable!

  505. Gloria says:

    am i next?

  506. Penny says:

    This is my entry for Jan 29. This would be a great win as the new laws for BC have come into effect.
    thanks for the great contest

  507. ying says:

    Happy Friday. Good Luck!

  508. pete says:

    Like the new law.

  509. James Chung says:

    I would like to win one πŸ™‚ for Saturday, Jan. 30 πŸ™‚

  510. Rose K says:

    Roses are red. Violets are blue. Good luck everyone.

  511. aria says:

    Thanks for the contest.

  512. Angel says:

    finally the law is in place

  513. Jeff says:

    let’s try again πŸ™‚

  514. John says:

    i would like to win one also

  515. Ailly says:

    entering for today

  516. Candace says:

    Comeing up to the last chances
    to win oh no!

  517. laurel jones says:

    why has this taken so long to correct

  518. wendy says:

    Texting well you drive is just like being impaired with alcohol .You are not in full capacity of your car.How would you feel if someone texting killed or hurt a love one .Pull over or park somewhere to answer or text someone.

  519. Dom says:

    My entry for Jan 30th, time is running out! πŸ™‚

  520. Koko says:

    Here goes nothing…

  521. taraden says:

    Back again… and entering for the 30th. this is such a great idea for a contest!!

    Yesterday I saw a young woman texting while driving down South Fraser Way in Abbotsford!! Which if you don’t know that road…it’s like the main road in town…so very busy!! I can’t believe some people!! Anyways….

    Cheers! πŸ™‚

  522. Tyler Ingram says:

    I’m still trying to win! lol I think I missed a few days but that’s only because umm… I have too many things to do!

  523. Ray says:

    Ray again

  524. malcolm says:

    the headset would look good on my ear

  525. cynthia says:

    but it would look better on his wife’s ear

  526. Ryan says:

    good luck to me

  527. Teresa says:

    Praying it’s me.

  528. Teresa says:

    Oops…please don’t include my last comment as an entry. I just noticed I won after I wrote it πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  529. Rod says:

    Another day closer!

  530. Gloria Mitchell says:

    Trying again, son could use it.

  531. Katie says:

    Will enter for Saturday now!

  532. rbo says:

    Well hey, I might as well enter – it would be pretty useful to have πŸ™‚

  533. Jon Jennings says:

    And my entry for Saturday

  534. K8ie says:

    my entry for today!

  535. Jason says:

    Jan. 30 entry

  536. Shelly S says:

    Is today my lucky day?

  537. Julie Nicholls says:

    entry for the last day

  538. Janice says:

    Enjoy your weekend!

  539. pete says:

    Rainy Saturday.

  540. Rose K says:

    Roses are red. Violets are blue. G’day and good luck everyone!

  541. Ying says:

    I see a rainbow today.

  542. AH says:

    Daughter is napping, time to enter again.

  543. Penny says:

    Jan 30 entry. Fingers crossed as the contest is nearly over. Fines for motorist caught using cell phones come into effect on Monday Feb 1 and the amount is $167.00.
    The handsfree headset would certainly be a great win. Thanks for the very nice give-a-way

  544. Bev says:

    you can’t win if you don’t enter so here’s my chance

  545. Chris says:

    My entry for Saturday…

  546. Julie says:

    Still want to win!

  547. Peter says:

    And another try. Let’s see how that random number generator works.

  548. Ariane C says:

    Excellent contest, great product πŸ˜‰ I’m in for today’s draw. Enjoy Prince George. Looks like a great weekend happening there!

  549. Drasko says:

    Let’s hope I win this time πŸ˜‰

  550. Gil says:

    And once again … πŸ™‚

  551. Susan M says:

    I’m so glad they finally made this a law! What a great idea for a contest, I’d like to be entered for todays draw.

  552. Steve says:

    This would be a great item to win, thanks.

  553. Jen says:

    Entering again for Saturday…

  554. Ann says:

    a Saturday entry

  555. Josip says:

    If I won this, I would use it a lot.

  556. dearheart says:

    Trying again for January 30th! πŸ™‚

  557. Drasko says:

    Back from an awesome night at a club. Winning for the 31st would make it even better.

  558. Koko says:

    Full moon…surrounded by crazy people…need a lucky break!

  559. Mike Gismondi says:

    I’d love to win this!

  560. Angela Griffin says:

    I need a headset for my blackberry! Awesome site!

  561. aria says:

    Happy Sunday.

  562. Rose K says:

    Roses are red. Violets are blue. Good luck everyone.

  563. pete says:

    Awesome reminder about the new law.

  564. Ying says:

    One fine day.

  565. Gil says:

    Today is the day πŸ˜‰

  566. Areta says:

    Good luck!

  567. Janice says:

    Have a super Sunday!

  568. ScottW says:

    Jan 31 w00t!

  569. RayRay says:

    Last day before the fines kick in.

  570. Ann says:

    A Sunday entry

  571. Josip says:

    Nice contest.

  572. Gloria says:

    sunday

  573. Mike says:

    Need a blu tooth for my wife.
    thanks
    Mike- Jan 31st 2010

  574. Serena says:

    My entry for whatever day the next draw is – Sunday OR Monday.

    Thanks for taking this initiative to give people a handsfree set. Its painful to watch people talking and texting. I’ve seen people texting when there are kids in their car and it just makes me want to cry.

  575. Jen says:

    Entering again for Sunday…still keeping my fingers crossed!

  576. Gloria Mitchell says:

    Last chance……
    Thanks for the contest!

  577. Jon Jennings says:

    I’m really confused as to why I haven’t won this yet πŸ˜‰

  578. laurel jones says:

    what a great day

  579. Steve says:

    Trying again, thanks!

  580. Michael Krochter says:

    I hope this is my day I really need one now, mine just broke… πŸ™

  581. Marie says:

    Thanks for the draw!

  582. will says:

    trying again!

  583. Sandy Wakeling says:

    Throwing my name into the hat!

  584. William C says:

    nice prize!!

  585. Luisa M. says:

    love to have one!!

  586. lori says:

    trying one last time πŸ™‚

  587. Dom says:

    Sun, Jan 31st entry. Thanks.

  588. Jan says:

    another try for me too

  589. Sam says:

    february 2nd entry please

  590. Candace says:

    Yeah for wireless!

  591. Penny says:

    This is my entry for Jan 31. I have my fingers crossed, hoping for a win. thanks for offering such great prizes

  592. Zelma MacDonald says:

    I am hoping to win

  593. Nic says:

    Pick me pick me. I’ve been jamming my phone in my pocket and yelling with the speakerphone on. Doesn’t work the best, you know! Thanks.

  594. Craig says:

    I want a headset!

  595. Annabelle says:

    Awesome contest! Hope I win one!

  596. Gideon says:

    Need that headset! please

  597. Michael Krochter says:

    Almost over I hope I get picked!

  598. Ann says:

    Monday entry

  599. Jen says:

    Trying again for February 1…

  600. Ying says:

    happy Monday. Good luck everyone.

  601. Rose K says:

    Roses are red. Violets are blue. It’s a lovely Monday. Have a good day.

  602. Adrian says:

    Third times a charm!

  603. AH says:

    The sun is peeking out. The rain has gone to Spain.

  604. lopete says:

    It’s a lovely morning.

  605. Jenn says:

    Feb1st draw.

    Great job with the information regarding David Lam Concerts

  606. Jenn says:

    Great job with the information regarding David Lam Concerts AND
    the reminder post about no cellphones and texting in the car!

  607. Chris says:

    I need to be legal today! Please enter me in the February 1st draw. πŸ™‚

  608. Katie says:

    Entering for Feb 1st πŸ™‚

  609. Gil says:

    And again πŸ™‚

  610. Pat says:

    I cannot believe that I’m still seeing people driving and using their cell phones and/or texting! Entering for today, February 1st.

  611. Gloria Mitchell says:

    Make it a Blue Monday……hradset, that is!

  612. Karl says:

    One more time, good feeling about this one.

  613. Stv. says:

    Count me in for today!

  614. Dom says:

    Feb 1st, count me in πŸ™‚

  615. Justine S says:

    Happy February! Let’s try again.

  616. dearheart says:

    Crossing fingers that my lucky number comes up today! Entry for February 1st!

  617. Janice says:

    Have a great week everyone!

  618. Eric says:

    Entry for February 1st. Sure could use one of these, so keeping my fingers crossed!

  619. Linda Hartley says:

    The sooner the no texting /talking Law comes into force the better .
    I hope I win your wonderful giveaway ..
    Heres hoping …

  620. Peter Hartley says:

    Feb 2nd entry please .
    Thanks .

  621. K8ie says:

    my entry for today. Thank you!

  622. ScottW says:

    Feb 1..

  623. Drasko says:

    My moderately awesome phone would look so much better with this headset πŸ™‚

  624. Steve says:

    Trying once again!

  625. Luisa M. says:

    today’s entry!! πŸ™‚

  626. William C says:

    here’s today’s entry!

  627. Koko says:

    O-oh, just about forgot my daily entry!

  628. Josip says:

    OK, trying again.

  629. Jenn says:

    Fingers crossed!

  630. Peter says:

    And again…

  631. RayRay says:

    Wow its February already.

  632. Areta says:

    Happy February! An entry for the contest.

  633. Chris says:

    Popping by again for my Feb 1st entry.

  634. Sherry says:

    I missed a day, but maybe today is my lucky day!

  635. Ailly says:

    happy groundhog day, another 6 weeks of winter!

  636. Jeff says:

    time for another entry… maybe i’d win today πŸ™‚

  637. Candace says:

    Would be very handy

  638. Gideon says:

    think hands free!

  639. Ann says:

    Tuesday entry

  640. taraden says:

    Aaaahhhhh… I missed a few days…..darn cold!

    Anyway… here is my entry for Tuesday Feb 2nd!! πŸ™‚

  641. Michael Krochter says:

    Feb 2nd almost out of chances! pick me πŸ™‚

  642. Gil says:

    And again for Feb 2nd

  643. Adrian says:

    Fingers and toes crossed. Arms too if I don’t win.

  644. I’m amazed at how many folks I see still driving and yakking. It’s incredible!

  645. Maggie says:

    Would love to win this for my boyfriend – he’s a courier, and a headset will make his workday that much safer!

  646. Heather Crosthwaite says:

    Thanks for the contest. in Las Vegas for a few trade show days so ‘Lady Luck’ do your best. Would love to win a blue tooth.

  647. Michelle says:

    For sure… agree w/the law, but ppl who need/use their phone for business on the road need one of these.. like me!

  648. CEarle says:

    Australia enforced handsfree laws over 10 years ago! Don’t know what took BC so long to act. Driving while talking is an accident waiting to happen.

  649. Andrew Chobaniuk says:

    neat, I hope I win πŸ˜›

  650. Dan Doan says:

    Would love to win some free goodies!

  651. char says:

    I bet the stats on repeat commenters over the 12 days vs first time commenters, and the number of comments overall per day is interesting. I love these kinds of web promos.

  652. Miss604 says:

    @Char It’s funny, I was just looking at the stats of the winners today and 4 of them are from Coquitlam, one is from the Island, one from Burnaby and the rest from Vancouver. It’s neat to see the reach this contest has had.

    For this last day I was considering doing a grand prize draw… taking ALL entries from the last 11 days and drawing from there. That way people who entered multiple times will have a better chance.

  653. Fernanda says:

    Everytime I see someone talking or texting on the phone while driving, I fear for my 13 month-old daughter and drive EXTRA cautious. We can never know if the person is paying more attention to the phone or to the other cars.

  654. Deanna says:

    count me in! I would love one.

  655. claudette says:

    cool, i love those headsets!

  656. Steve says:

    I would love one. Great blog Rebecca.

  657. Cameron says:

    It’s good to see we got past the 666 comments mark without any hiccups.

  658. Drasko says:

    If I win this headset I can finally stop asking my friends to operate the cell on speakerphone while I’m driving πŸ˜‰

  659. Sam says:

    hook me up

  660. christine says:

    I would love to win! I would also like to see headsets included at no extra charge with all future cell/smart phone purchases.

  661. Steve says:

    I’m in for todays draw!

  662. Katie says:

    I’m in for today too!!

  663. Karl says:

    I like your idea of aggregating all entries on the last day

  664. Greg says:

    Oh, pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Please!!
    GC

  665. Greg says:

    Tried a minute ago to post an entry, but ‘puter failed, so not sure if it went. And as I really could use a BT kit, I’m trying again.

    Thanks for the cool & timely contest.

    Greg

  666. Eric says:

    Entry for today!

    I can only hope that these people still talking on cells while driving and using their ipod will finally get stopped. I am so afraid of these drivers! Please people, pay attention to your driving. It’s always an innocent bystander who gets hurt!

  667. Janice says:

    Have a nice Tuesday!

  668. Pat says:

    Going for maybe two on Vancouver Island to win? Glad this law came into affect but now to enforce it. Gonna be tough, but we have to convince everyone to pay attention when driving. Either driver, or yak on the phone but not both at same time please.

  669. K8ie says:

    its almost the end of the contest and I haven’t won (yet)… here’s to trying again! πŸ™‚

  670. Chris says:

    … And I haven’t won yet either. Maybe this is the one?

  671. angela says:

    oh pick me!

  672. Justine S says:

    Two tries left

  673. ScottW says:

    Feb 2. Give me a W!!

  674. Susan Mirtle says:

    I’ll try again….

  675. Jan says:

    Last chance!

  676. cyndi says:

    Bluetooths are magical! I want one so badly. Not only do they look stealth, but they make safer roads for everyone– big fan, right here!

  677. Peter says:

    One more try

  678. Josip says:

    Another try

  679. Jan says:

    I love bluetooth!

  680. Pravin says:

    head set me!

  681. Vincent Yan says:

    maybe i’ll get lucky this time.

  682. Simone says:

    I tried so hard to leave this mesage and couldn’t, so I deserve to win. And it is my husband’s birthday so I need to give him this present.

  683. Lisa says:

    In the words of my son’s favorite segment on Treehouse TV… “Oh, oh, ask me, ask me”. Okay seriously, I’m using the earbuds that came with my BB, the comfort caps have come off, if it’s twisted in a weird way, it crackles. Clearly, I need to find the time to go get something better πŸ™‚

  684. will says:

    win win win

  685. Hoping to win for today’s draw. Thanks!

  686. Would love to have this! I haven’t been hands free with my phone yet. I stopped talking while driving for a while but slowly started back again. I have to quit. I do NOT text while driving. I think some of the drivers here do. Either that or they’re drunk. We have awful drivers here.

    I’m in Texas, USA. Am I eligible?

    @bctripletmom on twitter

    bctripletmom at gmail dot com

  687. Dom says:

    I’m in!

  688. Fatdad says:

    I wish everyone good luck!

  689. Erica says:

    I lost my headset yesterday…go figure!

  690. Mark M says:

    I still can’t get that second hand free to help bring someone a coffee. A headset would help me do that.

  691. Shane K says:

    Wow. So many people to compete against. Here’s hoping my posting can win the proverbial Rocky run up the Philadelphia stairs. Can’t you hear the Eye of the Tiger already?

  692. Victoria says:

    I didn’t think that I would really be affected by the Handsfree law but I find myself always wanting to talk on the phone while driving now lol. So I would love to win a set of headphone. *Crosses my fingers*

  693. Comment #700, I think??! πŸ˜‰

  694. Melinda W says:

    Please let me win! I am so used to calling and driving so this will definitely help me! Thanks!

  695. Kevin W says:

    I really need one!

  696. dearheart says:

    Last entry!!! πŸ™‚

  697. ariane c says:

    I may very well be one of the last entrants for the contest, but would feel lucky to win something of value to my ever-gadget-oriented world! Count me in.

  698. RayRay says:

    La la la la la.

  699. Gloria says:

    last chance !

  700. Michael Krochter says:

    Feb 3rd entry!

  701. Drasko says:

    I’m in!

  702. Koko says:

    It’s been fun…the last chance!

  703. Susan says:

    Last day, fingers crossed!

  704. Pat says:

    Got my rabbit’s foot handy for extra good luck. Count me in for today also! Thanks!

  705. Eric says:

    I’m also in on the final day. Wish everyone good luck!

  706. ScottW says:

    Feb 3. Last chance…

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