Safe driving requires focus and concentration. Common distractions like texting, GPS, music, vehicle consoles and eating while driving make it all-too-easy to lose sight of what matters most – the road.
Do it all Before You Drive
Avoid distractions behind the wheel. Put your phone on "Do Not Disturb," set your GPS, playlist, podcast, safety features and whatever you can, before you drive.
Distracted driving by the numbers.
Mobile devices still a concern.
58% of Ontario drivers claim to use their mobile device while driving. (CAA SCO, 2022)
Eight in 10 drivers.
79% of Canadian drivers have recently done something while driving that could be distracting or dangerous. (CAA, 2021)
One person every half an hour.
In Ontario, one person is injured in a distracted-driving collision every half an hour. (MTO, 2013)
The impact on our roads.
59% of Ontario drivers have witnessed a close call collision or traffic violation caused by distracted driving and 11% have been involved in a vehicle collision caused by distracted driving. (CAA SCO 2022)