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OPP reminds motorists of the dangers of distracted driving

July 31, 2015   ·   0 Comments

OPP officers remind motorists of following facts:
• Vehicle drivers still are using their cellphones while driving
• Continue to exceed speed limit putting themselves and other citizens at risk.
• Distracted driving remains a leading cause of motor vehicle collisions resulting in serious bodily harm or death.
Motorists are reminded to:
• Use your cell phone in a hands free setting /or
• Pull over completely off the roadway and not in a live lane.
• Stop your vehicle and focus on making phone call with no distractions
• Waiting at a red light or while stopped in a line-up of traffic is not considered ‘off the roadway’ and you risk being charged for the offence.
If you see a distracted driver please call nearest OPP Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 on your hand free device or *677. Please do your part to stop this dangerous and reckless behaviour.

         

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