Leave The Phone Alone Pledge

Sign the Pledge Today!

Please join your fellow Canadians in signing a pledge to avoid distractions while driving.

Share with us, in the comments below, your reason for signing the pledge. Is it for your kids, your spouse, yourself? Is it because you want to survive the drive? How about because you don’t want to live with having caused the death of someone else? Whatever your reason, sign the pledge today and mean it.

Sign the Pledge Today

Distraction-free driving sounds so good. Here’s why:

  • Over 90% of Canada’s licensed drivers are affected by distraction legislation in their home province or territory. It is illegal to use a hand held phone to call or text.
  • A recent study found that drivers who text have a crash rate 23 times greater than when they are not texting
  • Even when you are using a hands-free phone, you are less likely to be aware of the driving environment around you. This can lead to a slowed response to a critical event or worse — you may not detect it at all.
  • It doesn’t take very long to create the conditions for a crash. Another study found that in 80% of the crashes examined, the driver had looked away from the road in the3‑second period prior to the crash.

Source: http://www.leavethephonealone.ca/pledge-info.php

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  2. Tawnya Sutherland

    I Tawnya Sutherland, founder of the largest social network online for Virtual Assistants at http://VAnetworking.com show my support by pledging today for The Drop It And Drive campaign launched by our member, Karen M. Bowman, West Coast Way Consulting Inc.

    What is a VA? A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a highly-skilled, independent professional who remotely provides administrative, technical and/or creative business support services.

    As VAs, we are known to work remotely and I encourage all VAs to pull over and park your car before you provide services through your phone or via text messaging.

    To the entire Virtual Assistant industry I challenge you to join in and support Karen’s cause by signing the national pledge today.

    The National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims in Canada is a day set aside to remember those killed or seriously injured on Canadian roads, often in avoidable collisions, and those left to deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of people they love. November 17 is your opportunity to remember the victims, and to express your support. Visit http://rememberroadcrashvictims.ca for more information & to sign the national pledge.

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