Texting While Driving

Getting Teens To Understand The Dangers Of Texting While Driving

Neil Seeman | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Living
Neil Seeman

Online counter-marketing succeeds only if teens tell other teens how ridiculously uncool and unsafe it is to text or speak into a phone while driving. Yet the dominant form of teenage communication is texting. This poses a public policy conundrum: how best do we change teen behaviour?

Fewer Teens Are Texting While Driving: Study

CP | Posted 10.23.2016 | Canada Living

A new study suggests teenagers are texting less while driving, in large part because they think it's dangerous and irresponsible.

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...

Distracted Driver Racks Up $30,000 Insurance Premium

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - One Vancouver driver has rung up 26 tickets in just over three years for breaking the law by using his electronic device while behind the ...

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.

Cellphones Leading To Spike In Distracted Driving

CBC | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada

Wilma Ealy lost "every bit of skin, muscle and tissue" on her legs from the waist down when a distracted driver smashed into her while she was standin...

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...

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...

Texting Tweens Lack 'GR8' Grammar

CBC | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Living

Text messaging shortcuts often used by tweens — children between the ages of 10 and 14 — can lead to the decline of language and grammar skills ac...

Toronto Subway Driver Caught Using Cellphone On The Job

The Huffington Post Canada | Lauren Strapagiel | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada

A video of a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway driver using his mobile device while driving has prompted an investigation, reports the CBC. P...

Bus Driver Caught Writing And Driving

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.28.2011 | Canada

A bus driver in Quebec could face disciplinary action after a video was posted online allegedly showing him filling out paperwork while driving down a...