NFP Brokers wants to help you understand the impacts of distracted driving. We encourage you to plan ahead and avoid using your smart phones while driving. While some distractions may be unavoidable, eliminating preventable distractions before you get behind the wheel not only makes driving less stressful, but it can also save lives.
Drivers that are distracted by their cell phones are up to 8 times as likely to be involved in a crash. Texting has become a significant concern and is the cause of much of this distraction. Certain sources also suggest that using a cell phone while driving is more dangerous than impaired driving.
It's said that bad habits can be broken within 21 days. Take the 21 day challenge and commit to not using your cell phone while driving (no calling, no texting, no email checking, no song switching).
For more information on the specific law and fines, please see https://www.alberta.ca/distracted-driving.aspx