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Toronto police launch distracted driving safety blitz
The week-long initiative is called "That Text or Call Could End It All" safety campaign
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Toronto police are going to be stressing the importance of putting your cell phone down when driving through a week-long safety blitz.

It's called "That Text or Call Could End It All" safety campaign. It'll be held outside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Front Street.

This one-week initiative will highlight all dangerous activities associated with drivers who talk, text, type, dial or email using hand-held communication and entertainment devices. This campaign will incorporate the use of a hearse and stealth police vehicles.

All police officers will be paying attention to those drivers who choose to drive while distracted.

Toronto police define "distracted driving" as any action that a driver engages in that takes their focus away from the safe operation of their vehicle which includes, but is not limited to, the use of hand-held communication and entertainment devices.

Since 2011 the Toronto Police Service has laid over 55,000 charges for offences related to distracted driving.

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  1. john posted on 02/10/2014 11:22 AM
    if i was pulled over by that thing the first thing would be that thay FINALLY hanged dickhead mc ginety .for tax fraud .
  2. LAB posted on 03/19/2014 06:49 PM
    I'm a mechanic that at some times I have to hook up a scanner to a car and test drive it. It is distracting and I'm in someone else's car. Most information I receive is recorded into the scanner so I can keep my eyes on the road. I do not and probably never will use a cell phone (I don't even have one) while driving. Anyone that wants to speak to me will have to wait until I'm at my destination.
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Toronto police are going to be stressing the importance of putting your cell phone down when driving through a week-long safety blitz.

It's called "That Text or Call Could End It All" safety campaign. It'll be held outside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Front Street.

This one-week initiative will highlight all dangerous activities associated with drivers who talk, text, type, dial or email using hand-held communication and entertainment devices. This campaign will incorporate the use of a hearse and stealth police vehicles.

All police officers will be paying attention to those drivers who choose to drive while distracted.

Toronto police define "distracted driving" as any action that a driver engages in that takes their focus away from the safe operation of their vehicle which includes, but is not limited to, the use of hand-held communication and entertainment devices.

Since 2011 the Toronto Police Service has laid over 55,000 charges for offences related to distracted driving.

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  1. john posted on 02/10/2014 11:22 AM
    if i was pulled over by that thing the first thing would be that thay FINALLY hanged dickhead mc ginety .for tax fraud .
  2. LAB posted on 03/19/2014 06:49 PM
    I'm a mechanic that at some times I have to hook up a scanner to a car and test drive it. It is distracting and I'm in someone else's car. Most information I receive is recorded into the scanner so I can keep my eyes on the road. I do not and probably never will use a cell phone (I don't even have one) while driving. Anyone that wants to speak to me will have to wait until I'm at my destination.
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