Distracted Driving Cause of More Deaths Than Impaired Driving
Prince George, B.C. – Each year, 14 people on the North Central region of the province, die as a result of a crash in which distracted driving was a contributing cause.
ICBC says even though there are tougher penalties, increased police enforcement, and plenty of messages to remind people to leave the phone alone while behind the wheel, on average 78 people will die in crashes in B.C. in which distracted driving was a factor.
In comparison, on average, 66 people die in crashes where impaired driving was the cause.