Announcement

Pledge with Trimac to take #ActionAgainstDistraction

At any given moment, nearly 700,000 drivers are using an electronic device on our roads. A driver who is texting is over 23 times more likely to have an accident compared to an attentive driver; making texting 2.5 times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. In 2019, this equaled 3,142 people killed by distracted driving.

Despite the grim statistics, the truth is we can’t control anyone’s actions other than our own. That’s why Trimac is reviving its Distracted Driving campaign. Today, we ask that you promise to hang up your phone, keep your eyes on the road, and do not call or text people who are driving.

We encourage you to join Trimac in taking the Action Against Distraction pledge. Tell us your name and who you are Taking Action Against Distraction for. Is it for your family? Your friends? Your son or daughter? The workforce on the roads? Tell us why and share this message with your family and friends.

Take the #ActionAgainstDistraction pledge.

Distracted Driving in Numbers

3,142 Number of people killed by distracted driving in 2019.—US Department of transportation 2020

8.7% of all fatalities in 2019 were the result of distracted driving. This represents a 9.9-percent increase from 2,858 in 2018. —US Department of transportation 2020

47% of Canadians admit that they have typed out or used the voice-memo feature to send a message while driving. – CAA polling, 2020

5 Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 90 km/h, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed. – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

#1 Canadians say that texting while driving is one of the biggest threats to their personal safety on the road. – CAA, 2018

1.6 Mobile phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes annually. – National Safety Council, 2019

3.6 The likelihood of a collision is increased 3.6 times when using an electronic device.– Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, 2019

94% of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% of those admitted to still doing it. – Think Insure, 2019

What you need to know about distracted driving and road safety.

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Committed to Taking #ActionAgainstDistraction

Leah Miller from Calgary takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for family.
Brent from Calgary takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for family. 
Kara Gillespie from Calgary takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for her 16-year-old daughter who is a new driver this year. 
Elizabeth Ferrari-Harkness from Calgary takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for her family. 
Alex Guariento from Houston, TX, takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for family & community. 
Joe Gosse from Moncton takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for everyone. 
Tammy Gibson from Holly Hill, SC, takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for her son, daughter, and husband. 
Mike Claussen from Edmonton takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for community.  
Greg Hood from Toronto takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for his sons. 
Dania Johnson from Calgary takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for friends and family. 
Lee Boudreau from Calgary takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for himself, anyone in the vehicle with him, other motorists, and members of the public.
 Ken Albert from San Antonio takes #ActionAgainstDistraction his granddaughter, Mia Albert. 
Pui Hong from Calgary takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for community.  
Dawson Kohl from Trail takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for family. 
Todd Badour from Dundas takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for family. 
Phil Comeau from Burlington, Ontario takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for family. 
Lee Osborne from Edmonton takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for family. 
Daniel Purrenhage from Allen Park takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for trucking community. 
Greg Cox from League City, TX, takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for his wife and his community. 
Judy L Cox from League City takes #ActionAgainstDistraction for her husband, family, friends, and community. 
Ken Trickey from Markdale takes #ActionAgaisntDistraction for family and cyclists. 
LeeAnne Perunko from Hobart takes #ActionAgaisntDistraction for family and community. 
Christina Brown from Estevan, SK, takes #ActionAgaisntDistraction for everybody, especially her son. 
Clark Thomas from Greeley takes #ActionAgaisntDistraction for his family and the community. 
Kenneth Albert from Marble Falls, Texas #ActionAgaisntDistraction for family/community.