OPP crack down on distracted driving
A province-wide blitz is underway to coincide with March Break as provincial police crack down on distracted driving.
Police say distracted driving remains the leading cause of fatal collisions on OPP-patrolled roads.
Last year, 69 people died in crashes in which driver distraction was a factor, compared to 61 speed-related, 51 seatbelt-related and 45 alcohol or drug-related deaths.
According to the OPP, numerous studies have been conducted on the risks associated with distracted driving, in particular, texting or talking on a cellphone while driving.
Police are also charging motorists distracted by such things such as eating, grooming, and tending to kids in the back seat.