The alarming truth about texting and driving in Canada, is that it causes more deaths, that impaired driving. In fact, 25% of reported car accidents involve a cell phone, which amounts to 4,000,000 accidents North America.
1 in 5 drivers will pick up their phone while behind the wheel, disregarding the fact that they are now 8 times more likely to crash. For teens, that number is even higher.
Staring at a phone for even 2 seconds, while going 100km/h, the average highway speed in the Maritimes, you will travel more than half a football field without looking.
Doing the following tips will prevent the dangers that come with texting and driving.
- Call, or text who you need to reach, before you drive.
- Leave your cell phone on silent to reduce the curiosity that comes with notifications.
- Put your cell in your bag, and leave it in the back where it is out of reach.
- Understand the consequences that come with texting and driving. Not only the accidents it could cause, but the fines accumulated if caught.
- Pull over if it is important and you need to use your phone while traveling.
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