Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

cell phoneDriving is a complex task that requires your full attention.

When you’re distracted behind the wheel your reaction time is significantly reduced. Distracted driving is a common cause of rear-end crashes and injuries—there is no safe following distance when your mind is not on the road.

A 2012 Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of ICBC showed that B.C. drivers who consider texting while driving to be just as risky as drinking and driving –and they’re right.

Distracted driving is the third leading cause of fatal car crashes in B.C., with an average of 91 deaths per year due to distractions such as using a personal electronic device behind the wheel.

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