Distracted driving is the second-leading cause of motor vehicle fatalities in B.C., behind speeding and ahead of impaired driving.
Distracted Driving: Driving while engaged in any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving.
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Jocelyn, Terry, Amanda and Mitchell Fabretti
The Fabretti’s are driving home from their son’s hockey game. They are talking quietly because the kids are sleeping in the back of the vehicle. They are crossing the Pattullo Bridge and are driving under the posted speed limit in the curb lane. As they approach the middle of the bridge Terry Fabretti is shocked to see a […]
I was driving down the highway when traffic ahead slowed quickly and I came to a stop. I looked in my rear-view mirror and saw the driver behind me had his head down. He was not looking ahead. He crashed into the back of my car. The impact was huge. My car was destroyed, my […]
In May, 2015, I was walking up the sidewalk from the Esquimalt dockyard gates on the north side of the road in the middle of a group of sailors on the way to our vehicles. The road in question is a long, slow turn coming into the Esquimalt military base. I checked for traffic before […]
Darrel Harder was a 50 year old cyclist on a training ride when he was struck by a left turning vehicle driven by a young man who was distracted while eating a bag of chips. Darrel suffered a severe neck injury which rendered him a quadriplegic. When they next saw one another, in the context […]