Canadian Road Safety News Digest

New report will lead to creation of national plan to combat distracted driving

December 16, 2015   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on January 14, 2016

December 16, 2015, Canada Newswire (GUELPH, ONTARI0)

Today, the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) and The Co-operators released Distracted Driving in Canada: Making Progress, Taking Action, a report that provides a snapshot of activities underway in Canada to reduce distracted driving. Based on an environmental scan TIRF completed in partnership with Drop It and Drive (D.I.A.D.) earlier this year, it identifies the need for a national action plan to combat the problem and recommends the creation of a National Working Group on Distracted Driving that can work with a diverse set of stakeholders to develop such a strategy. In the months ahead, TIRF will take the lead on creating the working group, with the ongoing support of The Co-operators.

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