Toronto police launch distracted driving safety blitz

The week-long initiative is called "That Text or Call Could End It All" safety campaign

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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