Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Big disconnect between beliefs and actions when it comes to texting while driving

February 6, 2015   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on March 3, 2015

The Globe and Mail (TORONTO, ONTARIO)

When it comes to texting while driving in this country, the numbers don’t add up.

A poll conducted by the Canadian Automobile Association found that 90 per cent of Canadians believe texting while driving is “socially unacceptable.”

However, the same poll found that 22 per cent of Canadians admitted to either reading or sending a text while driving. Note the words, “admitted to.” There’s no telling how many more did not admit to multi-tasking while behind the wheel.

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