Enhanced enforcement of distracted driving under way

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Expect to see more RCMP out and about, with enhanced police enforcement of distracted driving under way.

Police, ICBC and the province say distracted driving remains a top priority, with officials saying it's responsible for more than one in 4 fatal crashes on BC roads, claiming 77 lives a year in BC.

There's  a province wide blitz tomorrow, where community volunteers will set up Cell Watch deployments to remind drivers to leave their phones alone while driving.

 While cell phone usage rightly gets a lot of the attention, distracted driving includes any activity that impacts your ability to focus on the road while in control of a vehicle.

Research shows that taking your eyes off the road for as little as two seconds is strongly correlated with crashing.