May 14, 2018 by Staff
From the start of 2016 through March 2018, the insurer saw distracted driving claims increase by 23% across Canada. Accidents related to distracted driving went up by 58% in Alberta, 34% in Quebec, 18% in the Greater Toronto Area and 8% in Atlantic Canada.
“The majority of these accidents are preventable—such as hitting stationary objects, rear ending other vehicles and inattentive lane changes,” Phil Gibson, Aviva Canada’s chief underwriting officer, said in a news release.
To help combat distracted driving, Aviva has launched its Undistracted Driving campaign, and released this video.
Last fall, Aviva published a poll that showed texting and driving makes 95% of Canadian drivers feel unsafe. Eighty-eight percent of respondents said they had witnessed other people on the road texting and driving.
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