Sunday, March 22, 2015
Officers Continue to be on the Look-Out for Distracted Drivers
The Highway Traffic Act was amended several years ago to include a section prohibiting driving a motor vehicle while using a hand-held electronic device however, to this day some drivers do not appear to ‘get the message’.
Distracted driving remains a leading cause of motor vehicle collisions resulting in serious bodily harm or death.
Motorists are reminded that if you must use your cell phone in a hand-held manner, you must pull over, completely off the roadway and not in a live lane. 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.
The Distracted Driving Campaign continues, province-wide, until March 20th 2015.
Remember that it is not just the law; it also can save your life or the life of another.