Safe driving requires focus and concentration. Common distractions like texting, maps, music, social media and eating while driving make it all-too-easy to lose sight of what matters most – the road.
Stay focused on driving.
It only takes a second to be distracted. Scrolling through your playlist or adjusting your GPS can put you and others at risk. Unplug and drive.
High fines and demerit points.
Don’t be “that” driver. Put your phone away. Distracted driving isn’t without consequences – it comes at a price.
Distracted driving by the numbers.
Texting is the biggest threat.
Canadians say that texting while driving is one of the biggest threats to their personal safety on the road. (CAA, 2016)
One in three drivers.
In Ontario, one in three drivers claim to engage in distracted driving as a result of using a mobile device. (CAA SCO, 2016)
One person every half an hour.
In Ontario, one person is injured in a distracted-driving collision every half an hour. (MTO, 2013)
One in five road fatalities.
In Ontario, inattentive driving contributed to one in five road fatalities. (MTO, 2014)