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Safe driving requires focus and concentration, but common distractions make it all-too-easy to lose sight of what matters most – the road. Talk to your loved ones about the dangers of distracted driving.
Ontario’s ban on the use of handheld devices while driving has been in effect since October 2009. Despite this ban, distracted driving has become more prevalent. It continues to be a leading factor in collisions on highways and roads in our cities.
CAA believes laws, enforcement and public education are all part of a solution to reduce driver distraction. Together with fellow traffic safety partners, CAA is working to raise awareness about the dangerous behaviours associated with distracted driving.
Canadians say that texting while driving is one of the biggest threats to their personal safety on the road. (CAA, 2016)
In Ontario, one in three drivers claim to engage in distracted driving as a result of using a mobile device. (CAA SCO, 2016)
In Ontario, one person is injured in a distracted-driving collision every half an hour. (MTO, 2013)
In Ontario, inattentive driving contributed to one in five road fatalities. (MTO, 2014)
It is illegal to use a handheld device while driving in Ontario. Not focusing on the road can really cost you.
All provinces and territories (except Nunavut) in Canada have distracted driving legislation in place.
Distractions draw your mind and eyes away from the road. Follow these simple tips to reduce distractions while driving.
Even a text from mom shouldn’t distract your eyes and mind from the road.
Distracted driving isn’t without consequences – it comes at a price.
Younger drivers are most likely to use a mobile device while driving.
OPP officer appeals to drivers to learn from the tragic mistakes of others.
Three ways Bill 31 changes the rules of the road in Ontario.
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