TXT U L8R: Drive like your life depends on it
CAA is passionate about protecting Canadian drivers and helping you understand the impacts of distracted driving.While some distractions may be unavoidable, eliminating preventable distractions before you get behind the wheel not only makes driving less stressful, but it can also save lives. To help educate drivers of all ages, CAA has built a mobile online game, available on most iOS and Android devices.
Distracted driving takes your eyes, and mind, off the road. Here are some surprising statistics on distracted driving:
Drivers who engaged in text messaging are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash or near crash event compared to non-distracted drivers. (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, 2010)
84% of distracted-driving-related fatalities in the US were tied to the general classification of carelessness or inattentiveness. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2009)
80% of collisions and 65% of near crashes have some form of driver inattention as contributing factors. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2010)
Distracted drivers are 3 times more likely to be in a crash than attentive drivers. (Alberta Transportation, 2011)