Distracted driving, such as texting, adjusting a GPS unit or passenger diversion, is the cause of eight out of every 10 collisions. Allstate Canada is working in schools and neighbourhoods across the Greater Toronto Area to educate young drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.
More facts about distracted driving:
– You are 23 times more likely to crash when you drive distracted. When drivers take their eyes off the road for more than two seconds, crash risks double.
– Inexperienced drivers under 20 years old have the highest percentage of distraction-related fatal crashes.
– Distracted driving is the equivalent of driving after consuming four beers.