The Rama Police Service has launched a new distracted driving campaign which aims to encourage drivers to avoid texting and other dangerous distractions while driving.
The issue of distracted driving is now one of the top traffic safety issues for all Ontario police services and the current leading cause of fatal collisions in the province of Ontario. According to Canadian Automobile Association Statistics, you are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash if you are texting. No one should lose their life or suffer serious injury because a driver was not devoting his or her full attention to the road.
To encourage drivers to put an end to this dangerous behaviour, the Rama Police will be distributing "Thumbs Up” thumb bands which are meant to be worn as a reminder to avoid distractions while driving, particularly texting. Officers will be distributing the thumb bands during traffic stops, R.I.D.E. programs, and community events around the area. The bands are also available at the Rama Police detachment.