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.
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)
Distracted driving legislation and penalties.
Stay focused on driving.
Even a text from mom shouldn’t distract your eyes and mind from the road.
High fines and demerit points.
Distracted driving isn’t without consequences – it comes at a price.