Why Distracted Driving Needs to Stop
Distracted driving continues to be a serious issue on Ontario roadways. Even amid the implementation of distracted driving fines a few years ago, distracted driving is still a leading cause of accidents. The issue is much bigger than people checking their phone while behind the wheel.
There is no shortage of ways that drivers can be distracted when they are driving and this is why it is important to focus on the task at hand when you get behind the wheel – driving in a safe and effective manner.
Types of distracted driving
There are many different types of distracted driving practices. Each one of the following distractions needs to stop to make our roads safer:
- Texting and driving
- Reading or watching a video
- Playing with electronic devices
- Talking on the phone
- Checking email
- Eating and drinking
- Any other distraction that takes your attention away from driving and your eyes off the road.
Remember that it only takes a second for something to happen. You need to be ready to react and if you are distracted, you may not be able to react in time. And, you are subject to a ticket if you are caught doing something by police that is deemed to be a distracted driving practice. So, keep your eyes on the road and focus on driving.
Gem Limo’s Stance on Distracted Driving in Ontario
At Gem Limo, we take distracted driving seriously. This is why each one of our limousine drivers is trained to avoid distracted driving practices in order to ensure that you get to your destination. Our drivers go through extensive training and are subject to random safety audits to ensure that they comply by all company and provincial regulations.
For more information about what we do to train our limo drivers, feel free to contact us time with your questions.