Texting and Driving

Ontario Drivers Have A New Potential Fine As Of Jan. 1

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Living

Now make sure you know what a crosswalk is!

5 Ways Driving Will Change In Ontario Next Month

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.30.2015 | Canada Living

With school starting, the new laws couldn't come at a better time.

Yes, Everyone Who Texts And Drives Knows How Stupid It Is

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Living

SAN FRANCISCO - Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Many people do it anyway.In an AT&T-sponsored survey of frequent drivers...

Victoria Police Are Going Undercover As Panhandlers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Police in Victoria, B.C. are at it again, in their unusual tactics to catch bad drivers. A female officer posed as a panhandler on a median at a bu...

At Least Half Of All Teens Have Texted While Driving

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - An alarming proportion of Ontario teens report that they have texted while behind the wheel of a vehicle, says a survey of Grade 7 to 12 stu...

Police Invite Calgary Teens To Text And Drive

Abi Paul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
Abi Paul

What can we do to reduce this statistic of accidents caused by distracted driving if not entirely eliminate it? While legislation and punitive recourse exists, society cannot rely entirely on enforcement to save the day. What if an alternate solution exists, albeit an unproven one for distracted driving.

Snitching On Distracted Drivers. Good Idea?

CBC | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

ICBC is teaming up with the B.C. government and police all over the province for a month-long crackdown on distracted driving, urging drivers to 'Leav...

Why Not Exchange "Status Updates" Face to Face?

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

The world likely wont come to an end if you don't immediately respond to a tweet or an email or update your status. Spend the time exchanging status updates with the people around you, giving them the time and respect that they likely deserve.

Should Police Be Able To Take Your Phone Away For This?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

Alberta police may soon be able to seize your cellphone if you are caught distracted driving with it. Alberta Solicitor General Jonathan Denis told...

Not Even Hands-Free Protects Us From Distracted Drivers

CBC | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Living

The part of the brain needed to make safe left-hand turns largely shuts off during a cellphone conversation — even if the phone is a hands-free devi...

Attention Getter: Stop Txting And Driving :(

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Living

Was that last txt worth it? A new and in-your-face ad campaign by UK agency Blue Hive, is sending an important, yet chilly, message: Don't text and...

Texting Motorcyclist 'Ridiculous': Cops

CP | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's distracted driving legislation has nabbed a two-wheeled texter. Edmonton police say they've charged a motorcyclist with numero...

Boyfriend Reveals Tragic Last Message From His Driving And Texting Lover

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - A series of heartwrenching text messages is being used by the boyfriend of a car accident victim to warn people to pay attention when drivi...

Texting Teen Alleged In $100,000 Ontario Crash

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- A teen police suspect was texting has been charged with careless driving after a crash in Barrie, Ont., damaged vehicles, a hous...