Next week is the March Break for high school students in Eastern Ontario. It’s also the start of the OPP distracted driving campaign. Staff Sergeant Carey Churchill wants to remind all drivers of the different activities that qualify as distracted driving:
Using a mobile device, eating, drinking, personal grooming and even listening to loud music is considered distracted driving. Tending to children or a family pet in the car may also be considered distracted driving.
There are three types of distracted driving: activities that take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off what you’re doing. Texting covers all three, and police will be watching closely to cut down on this type of distracted driving during the week-long campaign. Play it safe, and pull over for any of these activities.