The government will tell you that:
- one person is injured in a distracted-driving collision every half hour
- drivers using electronic devices are consistently involved in accidents
- a driver using a phone is four times more likely to crash than a driver focusing on the road
While we may take exception to the government statistics, and wonder how they were obtained (as who would tell the police, “sorry I crashed because I was using my phone”), we all believe that the risk of being in an accident increases when the driver is distracted.
Subsequently, the government has created strict rules, regulations and penalties where the driver is caught by police using a device while driving.