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.
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.