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 text are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash or near crash compared to non-distracted drivers. (VTTI, 2010)
Canadians say that texting while driving is the biggest threat to their personal safety on the road, above impaired driving and speeding. (CAA, 2016)
27% of fatal crashes in BC were due to distraction. Police across Canada say that distracted driving has caused more collisions than impaired drivers. (ICBC, 2016)
33% of Canadians admit they have texted while stopped at a red light, despite believing it is unacceptable. (CAA, 2016)