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texting and driving quebec

Almost half of us cruise down the road while glued to our smartphones, a new survey has found.

According to a report by Ratesdotca, 43% of Canadians admit to using their phones behind the wheel while 83% engage in distracted driving behaviour of one kind or another. 67% of respondents admitted to eating or drinking while driving. A dangerous minority (5%) admitted to watching videos.

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Driving while distracted is a real danger on the road, which is why Quebec police, in collaboration with the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) and Contrôle routier Québec (CRQ), recently began the "National Concerted Operation Distraction 2021" to make drivers aware of the consequences of distracted driving.

And police weren't playing around when it came to this operation.

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