SADD

Introducing SADD

Society Against Distracted Drivers focuses on education and public safety to reduce incidents in The East Kootenay region of BC caused by distracted drivers.

More than 800 crashes occur every day in B.C., many of these caused by distracted driving.

Police statistics show that more than a quarter of all car crash fatalities in B.C. in the last five years (2011 to 2015) were related to distracted driving.

That’s an average of 78 deaths per year,

making distracted driving the second-leading cause of motor vehicle fatalities in B.C.

It can wait. No call or text is worth risking your life.

Let calls go to voicemail and ignore your text messages while driving.

Pull over in a safe place to make or receive a call.

Stay focused on the road!.

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Distracted drivers put us all at risk

Did You Know?

A hands-free device means a Bluetooth or wired headset or speakerphone. The device cannot be in your lap or loose on the seat beside you. The device must be securely fastened to the vehicle to be legal.

Distracted driving includes more than using a cell phone. Anything that takes your attention from your surroundings such as; eating, applying makeup, making music selections, operating a GPS or attending to children all count as distracted driving.

Distracted Driving laws are in effect even if you are stopped at a red light.

New drivers are banned from using electronic devices while driving all together. If your licence status is “N” (New Driver) of “L” (Learner) you cannot operate electronic devices while in control of a motor vehicle including GPS systems. You may however call 911 in an emergency only if you are parked safely off of the road.

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Distracted Driving is a form of impaired driving!

You are 23 times more likely to be in a crash if you text or email while driving.


Testimonials

Have you or a loved one had a bad experience due to a distratced driver?

Share your story. We may publish it to help spread the word. Click here to email SADD

How You Can Help

Donate to Society Against Distracted Drivers.

Become a member.

Volunteer.

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