A majority of drivers are distracted while driving

A majority of drivers are distracted while driving

An accident caused by distracted driving, in addition to the physical consequences that may result, can affect the driver’s wallet. Indeed, this usually results in auto insurance premium increases.

Unfortunately, a majority of drivers admit to being distracted while driving. Such are the findings of a survey conducted by SOM for the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). In fact, three quarters (75%) of the consulted drivers admit that they have been distracted while driving in the last 6 months.

In this context, the fact that the vast majority (90%) of surveyed drivers know that such an accident can increase their auto insurance premium seems a pretty small consolation.

The main driving distractions, repeatedly occurring over the last 6 months, are attributable to eating or drinking (55%), making or receiving calls (39%) or texting (11%).

In the light of these results, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is putting forward a campaign on the subject.

Learn more

Read the press release or visit the Insurance Bureau of Canada website.

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