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Distracted Driving Video


Video transcript

In the blink of an eye

Everything can change

Distracted driving can be just as dangerous an drunk driving


Leave the phone alone!

Distracted driving is anything that takes:

  • Your eyes off the road
  • Your hands off the wheel
  • Your mind off the task

(A clock appears on screen with the hands turning.)

You may say that it just takes a second or two, but...

While you were looking at your phone…

(A Stop sign appears on the screen.)

you drove through a stop sign.

While you were searching for a different song…

(An ambulance with its emergency lights flashing.)

you held up an ambulance rushing to the hospital.

While you were programming the GPS… 

(A cellphone with a "GPS" app on screen.)

You didn't see the cyclist.

(A cyclist appears from behind the cellphone.)

(A cellphone with a social media/news app open.)

While you were checking your newsfeed…

(A TV with the words “Breaking News”.)

you ended up making the traffic news.

(A person driving a snail while texting is holding up traffic.)

In 4 out of 5 collisions,

the driver looked away 3 seconds prior to the accident.

(A cellphone ringing.)

Because you picked up that phone call…

(A faint image of a car that has been in a collision.)

someone you care about will be receiving one.

Distracted Driving can lead to:

  • Fines and demerit points
  • Increased insurance
  • License suspension 
  • Jail time
  • Injury
  • Death

Here’s what you can do:

  • Ignore your devices.
  • Or, pull over safely.

Collisions can happen in the blink of an eye.

The impact is forever.

Sign the pledge.

(The Leave the Phone Alone Campaign logo.)

For more information, please visit the Centre for Youth Crime Prevention #RCMPyouth