The OPP have announced that 2015 was the 3rd year in a row that distracted driving led to the most deaths on the road.
Almost 70 people were killed last year due to distracted driving. From 2013 to 2015, police charged almost 20,000 people throughout the province of Ontario.
The OPP will be hosting their annual Distracted Driving campaign during March Break. Police want drivers to be aware of the consequences distracted driving can have.
Police say that cell phones, food, helping children in the back seat and fixing yourself are all leading-factors in distracted driving.
Last year, 69 people were killed due to distracted driving, while 61 people were killed because of speed, 51 people were killed because they weren’t wearing a seat belt and 45 people were killed because of drugs or alcohol.