Distracted driving blitz begins Monday

(Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post/file)
(Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post/file)

Peel Police are cracking down on distracted drivers for 10 days, starting Monday.

“Drivers who use cell phones are four times more likely to be in a collision,” said Const. Rachel Gibbs.
“We really want to reinforce the message that drivers need to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.”
The spring distracted driving campaign is running March 21 to March 31, with the goal of improving road safety.
Research shows when drivers take their eyes off the road for more than two seconds their crash risk doubles, according to the Ministry of Transportation.
Increased fines for distracted driving – complete with three demerit points – were introduced last fall; distracted driving laws kicked in seven years ago, making it illegal for drivers to talk, text, type, dial or e-mail using a hand held communication or entertainment device in Ontario.
-Kelly Roche

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