State Farm: Distracted Driving is a Serious Problem in Canada [VIDEO]

According to a new report titled the “Canadian Driving Habits” published by insurance company State Farm, distracted driving has become a serious problem in Canada (via MobileSyrup). The report agrees with the recent statement from Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, that “the most dangerous thing a person can do on the road is distracted driving”. She further said that “These machines are so ubiquitous in their lives that they just have them with them all the time, and so we need to break that cycle”.

Distracted driving

In its latest report, State Farm notes that it polled 1,300 Canadians and found that 93% feel that other drivers drive while they are distracted, but only 56% believe they themselves drive while distracted. In addition, 33% admitted to checking their mobile device once or more while driving.


The survey also indicated that distracted driving is the most dangerous thing a person can do on the road, followed by running a red light or stop sign, aggressive driving and speeding.

How often do you check your mobile device while driving?

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  • Riddlemethis

    The problem is not just in Canada, but in the USA as well. Not sure why this driving issue is making the news. Their stats are wrong. Aggressive driving and lack of police enforcement in Canada, especially BC should’ve been spotlighted. There is now way running a red light or stop sign is more of a problem than aggressive driving unless of course you’re a cyclist where you never follow the rules of the road (which is common) because cyclists in BC have automatically the “right of way” according to ICBC.