Sask. drivers not getting the message about texting behind the wheel

Global News

REGINA – Texting and driving appears to be more prevalent in Saskatchewan than in the rest of the country.

According to the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), 22 per cent of Canadian drivers admitted to texting behind the wheel. However, in Saskatchewan, that number jumps significantly.

Thirty-five per cent of drivers in the province have used their phone to email or text while driving in the last month. Five per cent of those even admit to doing it regularly.

That seems about right, according to Regina resident Johnny Carroll, “I don’t find that surprising, I see people out texting and driving quite often.”

But that does not make it right, Carroll said: “I find it pretty stupid, because they’re putting their life and other people’s lives at risk.”

Christine Niemczyk with CAA Saskatchewan echoes that statement.

“Texting while driving isn’t safe. For the driver, for the passengers, for anybody on our roadways,”…

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