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In October 2009, the province I live in banned cell phones and other hand held devices while driving. The goal is to help decrease the number of traffic related accidents that are caused by distractions. The only time that you are able to legally use a hand held device while driving, is if you are calling 911. Fast forward almost 4 years later, and it shocks me to see how many people still talk on their phone or text while driving - which makes me wonder if the ban has helped to Stop Distracted Drivers or not?
Insurance Hunter has released the infographic below to help increase awareness about distracted driving. I will fully admit that when I was younger, I used to talk on my phone while driving. This was years ago, before the law came into effect. I will also admit that my children have at times been a major distraction to my driving. My youngest son hated the car. Absolutely hated it and screamed his way through 95% of car rides until he was 2 years old. It calmed down a bit, and local trips were handled well, but anything over 15 minutes would turn into a scream fest. Listening to it definitley had me on edge and my focus was more on getting us home or to our destination.
How about you? What do you find to be the biggest distractions while you are behind the wheel? Your children or passengers, the radio, cell phone / gps device?