Distracted Driving has become the number one cause of accidents in Canada.

April 22, 2014, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

The recently reported case of the BC man with 26 tickets for distracted driving and $4300 in fines has highlighted the problem that we are all painfully aware of. People aren't getting the message about distracted driving.

At almost every red light it seems you need only to look to the left or right of you and someone has their head down and their hands in their laps. Look closer and you can see the glowing screen of their handheld device in their hands and their thumbs moving. It's not uncommon to see people texting while they drive.

How can we hope to cure the problem? The proposed legislation in Ontario will be a good start but I am afraid that without consistent enforcement by police, and without stiff insurance ramifications for violations, people won't stop. We must also lead by example with our kids. When you are in the car put your phone away.

 

Posted under Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Distracted Drivers, Spinal Cord Injury

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