Distracted driving crackdown underway
Enforcement campaign launched – image courtesy ICBC
Prince George, B.C. – If you are getting into your vehicle planning on heading out for the long weekend, make sure to turn off the cell phone. Police across the province of B.C. will be on the look out for distracted drivers as a special enforcement campaign this month.
Distracted driving is the second leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C. and a leading cause of crashes with pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. One in four deaths on B.C. roads involves distracted driving.
Cell Watch volunteers will be roadside across the province reminding drivers to leave their phones alone.
The Provincial government is looking at revising distracted driving fines and penalties. Details are expected to be released this fall, and implementation could be as soon as early 2016.