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Distracted Driving.

Driver distraction is a factor in about 4 million motor vehicle crashes in
North America each year.

The Risks of Driving While Distracted.

Driving distractions can occur inside the car, including texting, conversations, eating or adjusting in-car vehicle controls. They can also be outside of the vehicle, such as pedestrians, collisions, construction, street noise or scenery. Whatever the distraction, it’s important to focus on the road.

Laws, enforcement and public education are all part of the solution. CAA aims to raise awareness about the range of distractions that can lead to collisions and educate drivers on what they can do to minimize those distractions.

Did you know?

  • Distracted drivers are 3 times more likely to be in a crash than attentive drivers.
  • Drivers are 5 times more likely to crash when talking on their cell phones.
  • Drivers are 9 times more likely to crash when reaching for a moving object.
  • Drivers engaged in text messaging on a cell phone are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash or near-crash event compared to non-distracted drivers.

Heads Up! Ontario. New Road Rules in Effect.

Several changes have been made to the Highway Traffic Act in an effort to make our roads safer for everyone.

Learn More

Make the Promise to Not Drive Distracted.

Make your promise to avoid distracted driving. Invite your friends and family to join you in making a promise to focus on the road.

Make Your Promise

Distracted Driving Legislation.

Learn about amendments to distracted driving laws in Ontario.

View Legislation

Distractions and Tips on How to Avoid Them.

Follow these simple tips to reduce distractions while you’re driving.

View Tips

Learn More About Distracted Driving.

Watch our Stay Focused, Stay Safe video.

Working Together Towards Safer Roads.

For several years, CAA has worked with fellow traffic safety partners to raise awareness about the dangerous behaviours associated with distracted driving.

The CAA Traffic Safety Coalition is made up of stakeholders and community members who desire a coordinated approach to road safety.

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