Monday, August 27, 2012

 

On the Road

Texting Carnage

RCMP set to begin distracted driving campaign in September

Released by ICBC

 

CBC 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.

Who:
Dr. Lloyd Oppel, ER physician and member of the B.C. Medical Association (BCMA)

Police representative

Donnie Wing, ICBC senior vice president of corporate affairs

Where:
Northeast corner of Kensington Park, Burnaby
Parking lot of Kensington Park Pool

When:
Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 10:00 a.m. (please arrive at 9:45 a.m.)

What:
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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