04 Nov 2015

The Sad Statistics of Using Your Phone While Driving

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Here at ambitious drivers, we don’t just teach what you should do while driving, we also teach what you should not do. Part of being a great driver is doing the right things to keep yourself and everyone else on the road safe. You might be tempted to use your phone when behind the wheel, but make sure you read the statistics of using your phone while driving before you do.

First, know that it is illegal

The fines are going to vary depending on which province you are in, but you should know that it is in fact against the law. The fines are increasing every year and it could even result in some major penalties when it comes to your license. Don’t do it. It isn’t worth it.

23 times

Those who engage in using their cell phones for texting while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in a car crash or near car crash when compared to non-distracted drivers. Keeping your eyes on the road is one of the  basic components of safe driving.

Four million

This is the number of motor vehicle crashes across North America that have been attributed to driver inattentiveness, most of which is caused by cell phone use. Talking on your phone and especially texting while driving is the worst kind of driver distraction.

104 fatalities

This is the number of fatalities in British Columbia alone just a few years ago that were attributed to distraction. Most of which were caused by phone use. Someone who isn’t paying attention to the road won’t be able to brace themselves for an impact or realize dangers when they are coming.

One of the biggest issues facing drivers young and old is the distraction that cell phones cause. Here at Ambitious Drivers, we have some of the best instructors here to help you get your license. This means telling you what you should not do behind the wheel. Take these statistics to heart and remember that it is not worth it.

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