Burnaby RCMP partners with ICBC, SFU and City of Burnaby in distracted driving campaign
2017-03-13 10:00 PDT
This coming week, on Wednesday March 15th and Thursday March 16th, Burnaby RCMP’s Traffic Services, ICBC, City of Burnaby and Simon Fraser University will be partnering in a distracted driving enforcement and education campaign.
This province-wide campaign is designed to improve road safety and reinforce the harsh fact that distracted driving is dangerous. Distracted driving is responsible for 27% of all car crash fatalities in B.C. Police across the province will be conducting enforcement on those drivers who continue to ignore the very laws set out to protect lives.
Officers will be conducting enforcement activities throughout the month of March issuing violation tickets to those who are caught holding an electronic device while operating a motor vehicle. As part of the campaign, on March 15th, Burnaby RCMP’s Chief Superintendent Steph Drolet will be out with volunteers educating drivers about the dangers associated with distracted driving.
No call or text is worth risking your life, says Corporal Daniela Panesar, spokesperson for the Burnaby RCMP
so please do the right thing, put down the phone and pay attention to the road.
You're five times more likely to crash if you're using your hand-held phone, said Lindsay Matthews, ICBC's director responsible for road safety. See the ICBC distracted driving page for more information on what is being done to combat distracted driving.
Cpl. Daniela PanesarMedia Relations Officer
6355 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC
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