Drivers are up to 4X more likely to get in an accident when talking on a phone while driving.
Distracted driving is something you can see everyday on the road. Texting, using apps, checking social media, and answering calls without Bluetooth. CAA statistics in 2020 revealed that 47% of Canadians admit that they have typed out or used the voice-memo feature to send a message while driving. This is in addition to those who eat, drink, or groom themselves while driving.
It’s against the law to use hand-held communication (e.g. your phone) and electronic entertainment devices (e.g. gaming unit, e-reader) while driving. In fact, simply holding a phone or other device while driving is against the law.
You can use:
- a hands-free device (e.g. Bluetooth) but only to turn it on and off
- a mounted device (e.g. phone, GPS) as long as it is secure
Many of our clients have suffered with the results of distracted driving. Careless driving is the most frequent charge we see on Motor Vehicle Accident Reports.
We are here to assist our clients with recovery from injuries sustained as a result of distracted driving. Call 416-644-3999 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation.