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Distracted Driving Facts and Resources

Frequently Asked Questions
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Distracted driving reduces awareness, decision-making and performance leading to increased risk of driver error and collisions. It only takes a second for a collision to occur keep your focus on the road and not on your electronics.


Last year, there were 25,913 convictions for distracted driving in Alberta (April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014);


  •   Since the legislation came into effect there were 60,216 convictions for distracted driving in Alberta (September 1, 2011 through March 31, 2014);

  • Research indicates that driver distraction contributes to 20 to 30 per cent of all collisions;

  • Distracted drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a collision than attentive drivers; 

  • A car going 50 km/h travels about 13.9 metres (45 feet) in one second.  One second is enough to be distracted, leading to a collision.

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