Tuesday, July 28, 2015

OPP Reminds Drivers of the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Dufferin County, ON (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) Dufferin 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.