In a release, the province’s insurance authority said distracted driving is a bad look on you – see for yourself!
So we did.
SGI held a media event in Regina Friday, where members of the media drove around a closed course, while eating and completing non-other driving related tasks.
— David Boles (@DavidJBoles) October 5, 2018
The point of this was to drive home the dangers of distracted driving, as the Traffic Safety Focus for October.
“Many of you know is the number one human factor when it comes to collisions and injuries on Saskatchewan roads and the number two factor behind only impaired driving when it comes to fatalities,” said SGI’s Tyler McMurchy.
McMurchy said the most common form of distracted driving he sees is cell phone usage. But, RCMP Constable Jean-Luc LeBlanc said he’s seen people engage in a variety of distracting behaviours behind the wheel.
“I’ve seen a semi and a bowl, eating soup with a spoon,” he noted. “People reading the newspaper . I’ve seen people with their cellphone up on the wheel and they’re actively watching something.”
While the world throws a lot of distractions at people, McMurchy has a short and simple message.