Distracted Driving

Men in Alberta Ticketed for Distracted Driving Twice More than Women

According to a report by CBC News, the latest data from Alberta Transportation has revealed that men are being ticketed nearly twice as often as women for distracted driving in Alberta. However, the researchers say that the number does not indicate that men are more prone to fiddle with their phones behind the wheel than women. Of the...

Distracted Driving Tickets Drop in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2015

According to CBC News, distracted driving tickets saw a decline in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2015, based on data revealed through access to information. Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers issued 322 tickets for distracted driving—at $110 a piece—in January alone, but only issued 17 in September. The decline looks to be due to the RNC’s Operation...

Albertan Gets a $287 Ticket for Texting in Tim Hortons Drive-Thru

A.J. Daoust from Alberta has been issued a nearly $300 ticket for using his mobile phone while waiting in line at a Tim Hortons’ drive-thru, CTV News is reporting. While saying that the police officer's actions were “heavy-handed”, the Albertan explained that a police officer knocked on his window, asked him to pull over, and gave him a...

The Co-operators to Fund Research on Distracted Driving in Canada

The Co-operators will fund Canadian Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) research dedicated to reducing distracted driving in Canada, the company has announced. The two parties have signed a partnership which has a single aim: to reduce the number of incidents, as distracted driving is a "substantial factor in road fatalities and may be equal to...

Quebec Launches New ‘Shocking’ Anti-Texting and Driving Ads [VIDEO]

The Societe d l’assurance automobile Quebec (SAAQ) has launched a couple new anti-texting and driving ads, meant to curb distracted driving. They will air on French-language TV and radio and English radio, until October 18. Check them out below (warning NSFW; shock value): https://youtu.be/zKFlHt2lzA4 https://youtu.be/KFkdhA4wjbk The first video has the man saying “I know I...

Police Ramping Up Campaign Against Distracted Driving in B.C.

Earlier this week, the fine for distracted driving in Ontario was raised to a minimum of nearly $500 along with three demerit points and today, another report by CBC News is claiming that both RCMP and the police are launching a new campaign against distracted driving this month, throughout B.C. While announcing the new campaign, Vancouver Police Const. Brian...