Third annual "Stop Texting & Driving" campaign launches

PSA - Stop Texting While Driving Campaign

The Stop Texting While Driving Campaign is on once again! This campaign reminds all drivers to stop texting while driving. Texting while driving is illegal and can cost you $490 and three demerit points. A texting driver is 23 times more likely to crash than a driver focused on the road.

 

Check out the Stop Texting Campaign on CKWS!

 

How you can support the campaign:

  1. Don’t text while driving
  2. Put a Stop Texting magnet or windshield cling on your car. You can pick up these items for free at the following locations:
  • KFL&A Public Health: 221 Portsmouth Ave., Kingston
  • Kingston Police: 705 Division St., Kingston
  • Kingston Fire and Rescue: 500 O’Connor Dr., Kingston
  • Frontenac Paramedic Services: 706 Fortune Cres., and 2069 Battersea Rd., Kingston
  • Ontario Provincial Police: 5282 Hinchinbrooke Rd., Hartington

                      3. Follow us on social media, share our posts, or use the hashtag #StopTextingYGK to help get the message

                          out! 

 

 

Tips to avoid texting while driving:

  • Turn off notifications
  • Put the phone on silent
  • Put the phone in the back seat or glove box
  • Have a passenger text/call for you
  • Pull over if it is safe to do so

 

For more information on distracted driving, check out https://www.ontario.ca/page/distracted-driving#section-1.

A message from your community emergency service providers, Kingston: Partners for a Safe Community, and KFL&A Public Health.

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