Distracted driving causes injuries and death on roads everyday. Hot 105-5 and Summerside Toyota remind you to Leave The Phone Alone when driving!
It is illegal to use a hand-held phone to call or text in Prince Edward Island.
Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to cause injury.
Even when drivers use a hands-free phone, they are less aware of the traffic around them. They tend to react more slowly to a critical event or worse — they may not detect the danger at all.
Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. A study found that in 80% of collisions, the driver had looked away from the road 3 seconds prior to the crash.
94% of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% admitted to doing it anyway. 21% of teen drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted by their cell phones.