March is distracted driving enforcement month

It seems drivers in the province aren't getting the message.

According to a recent Ipsos Reid survey while almost all drivers believe distracted driving has led to an increase in crashes, many still admit using their electronic devices at lease some of the time.

ICBC says despite tougher penalties, distracted driving still contributes to more than a quarter of all car crash fatalities in BC.

ICBC, police and volunteers have come together this month to crack down on distracted drivers with over 70 police enforcement events this month.

In a significant and concerted enforcement effort on distracted driving, ICBC, the B.C. government and police across the province are joining forces this month to raise awareness of the dangers and consequences of distracted driving.

Every year on average, eight people are killed in distracted-related crashes on Vancouver Island.

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