All Quebec police departments, in collaboration with the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) and Contrôle Route Québec (CRQ), have come together to make drivers aware of the dangers of distracted driving.
In a press release, it was noted that numerous police operations and awareness-raising activities were carried out as part of the concerted national operation Distraction 2020 which took place from September 18 to 24.
In addition to a media campaign, prevention messages were disseminated on social networks. Police services have carried out more than 3,000 operations and served more than 3,100 tickets for the use of a portable electronic device or a display screen while driving.
Remember that the use of a portable electronic device or a display screen while driving reduces the driver’s attention and concentration, and increases the risk of being involved in a collision. Distracted driving also greatly increases the risk of committing other Highway Safety Code violations because you take your eyes off the road.