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Kootenay cops will focus enforcement on distracted drivers in September

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
August 30th, 2011

West Kootenay drivers seem to be getting the message that using a cellphone or other hand-held devices while driving is extremely dangerous.

A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of ICBC found that nearly nine in 10 respondents (87 per cent) believe texting or emailing while driving is one of the most risky things we can do behind the wheel.

In fact, 76 per cent believe it’s just as dangerous as drinking and driving.

The majority (65 per cent) view talking on a hand-held cellphone while driving as very risky behaviour, and 50 per cent believe it’s just as dangerous as drinking and driving.

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