Media advisory, Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 6 a.m. - 11 a.m., Traffic Services Distracted Driving Campaign kick-off, "That Text or Call Could End It All"
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 7:00 PM
Traffic Services: 416-808-1900
On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, outside Traffic Services, 9 Hanna Avenue, between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., the Toronto Police Service will launch "That Text or Call Could End It All," safety campaign.
This safety campaign will begin on Monday, February 16, 2015, and conclude on Sunday, February 22, 2015.
This one-week initiative will highlight all dangerous activities associated with drivers who talk, text, type, dial or email using hand-held communication and entertainment devices. This campaign will incorporate the use of a hearse and both stealth and fully marked police vehicles.
All police officers will be paying special attention to those drivers who choose to drive while distracted. Distracted driving is any action that a driver engages in that takes their focus away from the safe operation of their vehicle which includes, but is not limited to, the use of hand-held communication and entertainment devices. Distracted drivers are a safety risk to themselves and other road users. The Toronto Police Service is committed to ensuring the safety of everyone using the roads in and around our city.
Since 2011 the Toronto Police Service has laid over 82,000 charges for offences related to distracted driving.
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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services