WHILE DRIVING, YOUR LIFE
IS IN YOUR HANDS. NOTHING ELSE SHOULD BE.

By Grace Guiney (Planning 10 Student)

Research shows that drivers fail to assess or process up to 50% of the visual information in their environment when using electronic devices.

DON'T BE PART OF THAT 50%


When distracted driving comes to mind, many people think of using handheld devices while driving or driving while impaired. However, playing with the radio, tending to children, eating, and/or playing with a GPS are other sources of distracted driving.

CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES

Every day, 11 teenagers die as a consequence of texting while driving.

The fine for distracted driving is $167 and 3 penalty points.

KNOW THE FACTS. KNOW THE LAW.

  • In British Columbia, it is illegal to use electronic devices while driving.
  • On average, youth in British Columbia aged 16-21 are involved in 33,000 incidents a year. That's 6,900 injuries and 35 fatalities.
  • 80% of vehicle accidents and 60% of near accidents include some form of distracted driving as a contributing factor.

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