Blogs » Law and Legal Services » Deutshmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - PERSONAL INJURY & DISABILITY LAW BLOG
 

Blogs

Deutshmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - PERSONAL INJURY & DISABILITY LAW BLOG
Checking Google Maps While Driving is Distracted Driving - 25% of us admit to doing it
Return to Blog 

Distracted driving is all too common. InsuranceHotline.com recently did a survey that found 25% of Canadians admit to checking their phone while driving. KitchenerToday.com reported the following article and it is disturbing. The 25% distracted driving doesn’t even include those who are driving while eating or doing other things that take attention from the road.

 

A quarter of all Canadians drive distracted: survey
Over 55 per cent of people surveyed by Insurance Hotline.com admit to using Google Maps while driving

May 16, 2019 4:30 PM by: Aastha Shetty

Driving distracted is probably more common than you think.

A new survey by InsuranceHotline.com says one in four Canadians admit to checking their phone while driving.

Insurance expert Anne-Marie Thomas tells Kitchener Today with Brian Bourke on 570 NEWS, the survey asked over a thousand people what they know about distracted driving.

“The one that got me was when we asked ‘are you aware of what the penalties are?’ and the majority of people, over 90 per cent, were aware that they would incur a ticket. 60 per cent of those people thought the penalty should be higher – but they’re still driving.”

She says you should set your GPS before you start driving, and never touch it while still on the move.

“I’m talking specifically about the ones on your phone. The ones that you have in your car, as a part of your vehicle – that’s a different kettle of fish, than using a handheld device to check Google Maps.”

In the eyes of the law, using a phone or a tablet, watching a video, and adjusting your GPS are all examples of distracted driving.

If you are caught, you could face a fine starting at $615 for your first conviction, three demerit points, and a three day suspension, as well as an increase in your auto insurance premiums.

Thomas says it is important to remember that the points come off your record two years from the date you were convicted, not from the date you got the ticket.

“The actual infraction comes off your record after three years. So for example, if you got a ticket today and chose to go to court, and your court case didn’t come up until August, that ticket is on your record from August, not May.”

She says that over 55 per cent of people surveyed by Insurance Hotline.com admit to using Google Maps while driving.

Posted on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 - 08:06:00 AM EST
 Comments  (0) Post a Comment 
   By Deutschmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - Visit Our Business Directory Listing  |   Return to Blog 

Blogs Home   |   Start a Blog   |   Subscribe To Blog
News   |   Announcements   |   Events Calendar
Contact The News Editor   |   News FAQs

 
    <<     January  2022     
S M Tu W Th F S
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          
Jump to:

Article Categories
Disability Law
Car Insurance
Community
Law Enforcement
Personal Injury Law
Safety

Recent Articles
Exercise Is an Important and Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain
Now This Shows Dedication to Cycling
When the Most Joyful Moment In Life Becomes The Tragic - Birth Trauma Injury
Inspiring Client Stories
Winter Tires? Are you still on the fence?
Can Concussion Diagnosis Be A Urine Test Away?
Looking for a Fun Way to Enjoy Winter? How About Fat Biking
'Dancing Molecules' offer new hope for traumatic spinal cord injury recovery
Snowmobile Season is Fast Approaching – Are you Ready for a Safe Season?
Will We Need COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots? It Looks So.
Measuring Blood Protein Level May Be Key to Predicting Brain Injury Outcome
First Indy Autonomous Car Race Features Local Entry
Swimming Pool Injuries in Ontario – Common and Dangerous
Cycling Safety – Cycling Facts
What You Need to Know About Personal Injury Cases
Sitting too much? Most of us are and it's as bad for us as smoking.
OPP Say It’s Vital Users Understand E-Bike and Scooter and Mobility Scooter Rules
See a car with a green flashing light? Yield the right-of-way!
If the Expert Predictions Are Right the Future of Driverless Cars Is Very Nice!
Resilience is Key to Spinal Cord Injury Recovery

Articles by Month of Posting
December 2021
November 2021
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2018
January 2017
January 2016
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
August 2012
July 2012
May 2012
April 2012