Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Phone companies called on to combat distracted driving

September 30, 2014   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on October 7, 2014

September 30, 2014, CBC News (TORONTO, ONTARIO)

Mobile phone companies are coming under pressure to do more to combat the dangers of texting and driving, which now kills more people on Ontario roads than drinking and driving.

"Carriers should get on board and be part of the solution, and be part of the solution, right away," said Brian Patterson of the Ontario Safety League.

"The numbers have risen to a point where it's becoming the number one risk on the road."

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