Texting and driving

Ottawa Councillor Apologizes for Texting and Driving During Meeting Livestream

Osgoode Councillor George Darouze, who was caught texting behind the wheel during livestream of a city committee meeting on Tuesday, has apologized to Ottawa police so that he can be issued a $615 fine under the Highway Traffic Act, CBC News is reporting. In a letter issued Wednesday and addressed to his constituents, family, and council colleagues, Darouze acknowledged...

Data Shows Concerning Increase in Texting and Driving in Canada

According to the latest data from the Road Safety Monitor 2019 (RSM) report published by The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) in partnership with Beer Canada and Desjardins, there is a concerning increase in the percentage of drivers reporting texting and driving in Canada. The report shows almost 1 in 10 Canadian drivers (9.7%) reporting texting...

Calgary Police Getting More Creative In Catching Distracted Drivers

According to Calgary police, fewer tickets are being written for distracted driving this year. While this is good news, it is not due to drivers texting less while driving, says a new report from CBC. Calgary officers have issued more than 300 tickets in the traffic section alone, according Staff Sgt. Paul Stacey. “We’re kidding ourselves […]

Distracted Driving Tickets Issued Increase in Cape Breton

According to a report from CBC, the number of tickets issued for distracted driving is now twice the amount of tickets issued for drinking and driving in Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Sgt. Joe Farrell of the traffic safety division said that more than 80 tickets were issued for impaired driving in 2015, while 177 tickets were...