Drive Smart BC: Spring 2021 Distracted Driving Campaign
Roughly one in four fatal crashes on B.C. roads involves driver distraction. That’s why ICBC and police around the province are encouraging drivers to leave their phones alone.
It's distracted driving campaign time. ICBC tells us that distracted driving is responsible for 26% of collision fatalities in B.C. each year. On average, 76 people die each year in a crash where distracted driving is a contributing factor.
Every year, on average, according to police reported data from 2014 to 2018:
- 26 people are killed in distracted driving-related crashes in the Lower Mainland.
- 9 people are killed in distracted driving-related crashes on Vancouver Island.
- 29 people are killed in distracted driving-related crashes in the Southern Interior.
- 12 people are killed in distracted driving-related crashes in the North Central region.
Let's not forget that distracted driving is not something that is always connected with the use of an electronic device by the driver either. There are many other sources of distraction that take a driver's attention away from the task of driving. Anything that takes your hands off the wheel or your mind off of the task can be distracting as well.
#EyesFwdBC and #LeaveYourPhoneAlone
FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.drivesmartbc.ca/distracted-driving/spring-distracted-driving-campaign