Almost all Canadians think texting and driving is ‘socially unacceptable’: poll

Global News

TORONTO – Nearly all Canadians agree that texting and driving is a bad idea, but many are still guilty of using their phone behind the wheel. According to a new poll from the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), 90 per cent of Canadians believe texting and driving is socially unacceptable.

However, 22 per cent admitted to checking or sending text messages while driving.

“We still need to close that gap between belief and behaviour, but we are on the right track,” said Jeff Walker, CAA vice president of public affairs, in a press release.

“The next step is to make texting and driving as socially unacceptable as drinking and driving.”

The poll also found that Canadians rank texting and driving as their biggest road safety concern – drinking and driving came in second.

Those concerns may very well be warranted. According to collision data obtained by Global News from Toronto Police

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