Posted on Friday March 18, 2016
Peel – Distracted driving is an ongoing issue that impacts the entire Region of Peel. The 2016 Spring Distracted Driving Campaign will run from March 21 – March 31. The goal of this service wide campaign is to improve road safety by reducing the incidents of distracted driving. In Ontario, it is illegal for drivers to talk, text, type, dial or email using a hand held communication or entertainment device. This campaign offers a proactive approach towards the reduction of collisions that are a direct result of distracted driving.
Objectives of the campaign include:
- Apply a zero tolerance approach towards distracted driving.
- Reduce the number of serious collisions due to distracted driving.
- Improve road safety, driving performance and awareness by discouraging drivers from engaging in distracted driving behaviors.
That phone call or text can wait, drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to put their phones down, stay focused at all times and remember that road safety is a shared responsibility.
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