Distracted Driving.

Safe driving requires focus and concentration, but common distractions make it all-too-easy to lose sight of what matters most – the road. Talk to your loved ones about the dangers of distracted driving.

Man sitting in drivers seat looking at handheld device

Working Together Towards Safer Roads.

Ontario’s ban on the use of handheld devices while driving has been in effect since October 2009. Despite this ban, distracted driving has become more prevalent. It continues to be a leading factor in collisions on highways and roads in our cities.

CAA believes laws, enforcement and public education are all part of a solution to reduce driver distraction. Together with fellow traffic safety partners, CAA is working to raise awareness about the dangerous behaviours associated with distracted driving.

Distracted Driving by the Numbers.

Texting Is the Biggest Threat.

Canadians say that texting while driving is one of the biggest threats to their personal safety on the road. (CAA, 2016)


One in Three Drivers.

In Ontario, one in three drivers claim to engage in distracted driving as a result of using a mobile device. (CAA SCO, 2016)


One Person Every Half an Hour.

In Ontario, one person is injured in a distracted-driving collision every half an hour. (MTO, 2013)


One in Five Road Fatalities.

In Ontario, inattentive driving contributed to one in five road fatalities. (MTO, 2014)

Distracted Driving Legislation and Penalties.

Ontario’s Distracted Driving Legislation.

It is illegal to use a handheld device while driving in Ontario. Not focusing on the road can really cost you.

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Distracted Driving Laws in Canada.

All provinces and territories (except Nunavut) in Canada have distracted driving legislation in place.

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Driver Distractions and How They Affect You.

Distractions draw your mind and eyes away from the road. Follow these simple tips to reduce distractions while driving.

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Stay Focused on Driving.

Stay Focused on Driving.

Even a text from mom shouldn’t distract your eyes and mind from the road.

High Fines and Demerit Points.

High Fines and Demerit Points.

Distracted driving isn’t without consequences – it comes at a price.

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Mobiles Tempt Young Drivers Most

Mobiles Tempt Young Drivers Most.

Younger drivers are most likely to use a mobile device while driving.

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Distracted Driving Needs Our Full Attention.

Distracted Driving Needs Our Full Attention.

Learn why trying to 'multitask' behind the wheel puts yourself and others in jeopardy.

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Major Steps Taken to Curb Distracted Driving.

Major Steps Taken to Curb Distracted Driving.

Three ways Bill 31 changes the rules of the road in Ontario.

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