Distracted Driving in Canada Led By Need to Communicate for Family Obligations: Study

By Gary Ng | iPhoneinCanada |

Distracted driving remains a problem in Canada and The Travelers Institute has released new data today from a recent study, attempting to shed more light on the issue.

New survey results were shared today as part of the Every Second Matters symposium series, which launched today to educate Canadians about safety behind the wheel. The education campaign is a partnership between the Economic Club of Canada, the National Safety Council, the Road to Zero Coalition and the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario.

The education campaign includes the results of a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll of over 900 Canadian drivers, detailing some reasons why people continue to use their phones while driving.

The poll conducted 37% of Canadian drivers use a mobile device to communicate while driving, with the top reasons cited as follows:

  • 31 per cent feel compelled to communicate by phone call or text while driving because of family obligations that require constant attention.
  • 27 per cent do not want to miss something important.
  • 14 per cent always want to be available for work.

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