Distracted driving is getting worse, even as the laws are tightening and public education campaigns are in full gear.
In Saskatchewan, SGI reported distracted driving offences were at an all-time high in November 2017, and is now the Number 1 cause of collisions and injuries on Saskatchewan roads.
Police reported a whopping 636 distracted driving offences in November, 554 of which were related to cellphone use.
Motorists have also noticed that cellphone use is getting worse.
According to a recent CAA survey, more than four out of five Canadians (83%) believe texting while driving is a bigger problem today than it was three years ago.
Texting and driving is now tied with drunk driving as the Number 1 road safety concern among Canadians.
Drivers are as much as 23 times more likely to get into a collision when they text and drive, but Canadians don’t seem to be getting the message.
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