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Health

Survey: Canadians say distracted driving number one cause of vehicular deaths

According to survey results released from Rates.ca, 40 per cent of Canadians believe that distracted driving is the number one cause of vehicular deaths, passing impaired driving.  Rates.ca surveyed 1173 Canadians and asked them about their experiences and concerns with »

Health, Society

Distracted driving: Everybody else is doing it, but not me

Statistics don’t add up A recent survey of Canadians found that some 80 percent said they regularly see other drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel in the past year, but less than a quarter (21%) said they have done »

Society

Apple watch technology leads to driving charge, fine

A university student in Ontario found out the hard way there is an unexpected drawback to her hi-tech Apple watch, or “iWatch”. The University of Guelph student was been charged under the province’s stiff “distracted driving” law. That section under »

Society

Distracted driving video features Trudeau and Santa

Cheesy or attention-grabbing? Canadians will have something to debate over holiday gatherings with family now that the government has released a YouTube video about distracted driving. The video starts with a shot of Santa putting his cell phone into airplane »

Society

Government plans to prioritize distracted driving

Federal transport Minister Marc Garneau says he plans to make it a priority to talk to his provincial counterparts soon about distracted driving, reports Canadian Press. Garneau says he is concerned about increasing incidents caused by drivers using cellphones or »

Society

Police ride buses to catch distracted drivers

Distracted drivers are causing so many more accidents that police are looking for new ways to catch them, reports CBC. People tend to hold their cellphones in their laps in hopes of not being caught and having to pay fines »