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Media Advisory,
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police 2019 Drive Safe Campaign,
Distracted Driving Ruins Lives. Drive Safe.,
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 10 a.m.,
Toronto Police Headquarters lobby, 40 College St.



Broadcast time: 05:15
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Traffic Services
416-808-1900


The Toronto Police Service will join police services across Ontario in the fight against distracted driving on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 10 a.m., in the Toronto Police Service Headquarters at 40 College St. The 2019 Drive Safe! Campaign is a Province-wide initiative supported by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) designed to keep our roadways among the safest in North America. This year's theme is "Distracted Driving Ruins Lives. Drive Safe."

The 2019 Drive Safe! (#DriveSafe) campaign features a booklet with information designed to make motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians more aware of what distracted driving is, the consequences of driving while distracted, and tips on how to avoid being distracted while on the road.

Speakers:

- Chief Superintendent Chuck Cox
Ontario Provincial Police
Co-Chair, OACP Traffic Committee

- Superintendent Scott Baptist
Toronto Police Service
Co-Chair, OACP Traffic Committee

- Ms. Robyn Robertson
Traffic Injury Research Foundation

Research has shown that distracted drivers are three times more likely to be in a crash than attentive drivers. A shocking 80% of collisions and 65% of near crashes have some form of driver inattention as contributing factors.



Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Joe Couto, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police