AM730 Traffic and ICBC Want To Remind You That Every Second Matters
While You Are Driving
We challenge you to help make Vancouver roads safer.
Did you know?
- You’re four times more likely to crash if you’re on your phone.
- Distracted driving is now the second leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C.
- B.C. drivers consider texting while driving to be just as risky as drinking and driving.
- Even if you’re stopped at a red light, using a handheld phone while behind the wheel is illegal.
Join us by making a pledge to leave your phone alone. Here's how:Step 1 - Copy and paste the following pledge:
I pledge to support the Fall of Distracted Driving & won't use my phone while driving. Will you? #LeaveYourPhoneAlone http://bit.ly/1pqpRu0
Step 2 - Make your pledge now by:
|Logging in to your AM730 Commuter Club account and making your pledge.|
|Sending us your pledge by email. (Your name and email address will remain confidential.)|
|Tweeting your pledge now!|
|You can also share your pledge on Facebook below.
Tips for drivers:
- It can wait. No call or text is so important it's worth risking your life. Let calls go to voicemail and ignore your text messages while driving.
- Assign a designated texter. Ask your passengers to make or receive calls and texts for you.
- If you can't resist your phone while driving, turn it off and put it in the trunk of your car to avoid the temptation.
- If you have to take a call, pull over if it's safe to do so or use a hands-free electronic device, stay focused on the road and keep the conversation brief.
- Pick up a decal at ICBC driver licensing offices or participating Autoplan broker offices to remind yourself and others on the road to 'leave the phone alone'.
- Hands-free means a Bluetooth, wired headset or speakerphone but the device must be securely attached to the car if you're using a headset or speakerphone - it can't be in your lap or loose on the seat beside you.
- If the device includes an earpiece, drivers can only wear it in one ear. Only motorcyclists may have an earpiece in both ears.
- GLP drivers are not allowed to use any hands-free electronic devices while driving.
- To find tips on how to use a mobile phone safely, visit icbc.com.