Sunday, April 29, 2018

A message to distracted drivers - cars are the new workplace

Last week, I was on assignment for Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazine to cover a panel discussing the alarming rate of distracted driving in Ontario and how to curb it. A third of Ontario drivers text or talk on their smartphones behind the wheel, a number which has been growing across Canada. Several insurers, a local politician who's introduce stiffer penalties, and an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police offered their facts and opinions.

Are stiffer penalties enough? Do we need better education? Do we need companies to enact penalties and offer guidelines? Why companies? Because many distracted drivers are texting or emailing their bosses and colleagues--or even teleconferencing--using their smartphones while they're flying down the highway or navigating city streets in their cars.

Read here for my full report.

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