Sunday, March 22, 2015

Officers Continue to be on the Look-Out for Distracted Drivers

Dufferin County, ON (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) Officers from the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to conaduct public education and targeted enforcement during the Distracted Driving Campaign. They would like to take this time to remind motorists to keep their eyes on the road and electronic devices left alone while driving a motor vehicle.

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.

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