NEW stricter distracted driving penalties are here. On your first offence, if you are caught driving distracted you could be fined one thousand dollars, lose your licence for 3 days and get 6 demerit points. Pretty costly.
More importantly, distracted driving could also cost a life.

LOOP loves driving the #LeaveThePhoneAlone Subaru of London Forester but wants to test your knowledge of distracted driving!  Are you up for the text…er…test?

 

 

Distraction-free driving makes sense.

Here’s why:

  • Over 90% of Canada’s licensed drivers are subject to distracted driving legislation in their home province or territory. It is illegal to use a hand-held phone to call or text.
  • Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to cause injury.
  • Even when drivers use a hands-free phone, they are less aware of the traffic around them. They tend to react more slowly to a critical event or worse — they may not detect the danger at all.
  • Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. A study found that in 80% of collisions, the driver had looked away from the road 3 seconds prior to the crash1.Learn more at LeaveThePhoneAlone.ca
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