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Talk to your loved ones about the dangers of distracted driving.

Ontario’s ban on the use of hand-held 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 Ontario.

Distracted driving has evolved beyond just calling or texting. Music apps, maps and social media all pose the same threat if being used while driving.

Our message is simple: if you’re driving, put your phone away.

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)

Driver distractions and how they affect you.

Distractions draw your mind and eyes away from the road. Follow these simple tips to reduce distractions while driving.

Learn more about distracted driving.

Contact trafficsafety@caasco.ca to request copies of this brochure.