“Despite anti-texting and driving laws in all provinces across the country and several years of public education campaigns, Canadians still don’t seem to be getting the message,” says Jeff Walker, Chief Strategy Officer, CAA National. “Studies show drivers are as much as 23 times more likely to get into a collision when they text and drive.”
Texting while driving first rose to one of the top 10 concerns in 2011. According to CAA, it is now tied with drunk driving as the #1 road safety concern among Canadians.
Walker warns: “It’s important we all put our devices down and stay focused on the road.”
These findings are based on a CAA poll of 2,003 Canadians conducted in November, which yields a margin of error of +/-2.19%, 19 times out of 20. For further information on this poll, please contact: Kristine D’Arbelles, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, CAA National, at [email protected] or visit www.caa.ca.