August 27, 2012
On the Road
RCMP set to
begin distracted driving campaign in September
Released by ICBC
and police launching campaign as distracted driving becomes third leading
cause of car crash fatalities in B.C.
Tomorrow, ICBC, police and the British Columbia Medical Association will
launch this year’s distracted driving education and enforcement campaign to
help drivers avoid the temptation of talking and texting behind the wheel
and reduce the serious impact distracted driving is having on our roads.
In just one week, B.C. roads will see an influx of traffic as students head
back to school. Just as schedules get busier in the fall, so will our roads.
When we’re busy, it’s tempting to multi-task by talking, texting or emailing
from your phone while you’re in traffic or stopped at a red light. Police
will be stepping up enforcement across the province this weekend and
throughout September targeting these behaviours.
Dr. Lloyd Oppel, ER physician and member of the B.C. Medical Association (BCMA)
Donnie Wing, ICBC senior vice president of corporate affairs
Northeast corner of Kensington Park, Burnaby
Parking lot of Kensington Park Pool
Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 10:00 a.m. (please arrive at 9:45 a.m.)
Hear about preventative tools, planned enforcement activities, new survey
results and statistics about the distracted driving issue in B.C. A live
enforcement activity will be underway during the event by Burnaby RCMP.
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