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Distracted driving - Resources

Lesson plans

To request a ready-to-use lesson plan on distracted driving for grades 11 and 12 students, please email

The plan includes engaging activities and conversation starters to help educate youth on:

  • The consequences of distracted driving
  • How to prevent distracted driving


Leave the Phone Alone

The RCMP is a partner of the Leave the Phone Alone campaign, which encourages Canadians to make a pledge to avoid all distractions when driving. Encourage youth to:

Visit the Leave the Phone Alone website to access more information about the campaign, useful facts and awareness tools.

More conversation starters

Access these external resources and help get the conversation started with youth.

Distracted driving (CAA)
Statistics and videos on distracted driving, tips on how to avoid it and information about the laws.

Infographic: Five ways proactive driving can save your life (Young Drivers Canada)
Statistics that show the importance of staying focused on the road and tips for proactive driving.

Motor vehicle crashes What can be done? (Parachute Canada)
Tips to help recognize and prevent distracted driving.

The issues Distraction (TIRF Young and New Driver Resource Centre)
Information and parent resources on distracted driving and youth, including definitions, statistics and prevention tips.

The legal impacts of distracted driving can vary depending on the circumstances, and in which province or territory the offence took place. Your provincial or territorial government may have resources that could be useful to you.