Drivers who text or have other interactions with cellphones are eight times more likely to cause an accident. According to CAA, simply conversing on a mobile device — whether hands-free or hand-held — makes drivers four times more likely to be in a crash. And one in every four accidents is caused by people texting. According to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, one person is injured in a distracted driving collision every half an hour.
MONTREAL, Que. – Drivers of heavy vehicles around Montreal were under the watchful eyes of enforcement teams who were riding an unmarked coach on Tuesday, during a blitz run by Controle Routier Quebec with the support of provincial police.
The higher vantage point gave the teams a clear look at whether drivers were using cell phones behind the wheel or not wearing seatbelts. Both offences will see steeper penalties in coming weeks.
“Most people now use their cell phone on their thighs,” said Marie-Josée Michaud, public relations officer for Contrôle Routier Québec. In a patrol car, that can be difficult to see, but there’s no problem from the higher position in a bus.
MONTREAL — For most drivers, the truck cab is like a second home. In fact, in many cases, there’s nothing secondary about it.
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