WATCH: It’s been 5 years, have distracted driving laws worked?

Global News

VANCOUVER — It’s been five years since it became illegal to talk on your phone or text while driving in BC. According to ICBC, between 2006 and 2010 there were an average of 95 fatal accidents. Those numbers dropped to 88 between 2009 and 2013.

“Clearly there is a lot more work to get done,” ICBC’s Jill Blacklock told Global News. She said talking or texting while driving is the second leading cause of fatal crashes in the province, just behind speeding and ahead of impaired driving. In October, tougher penalties were introduced in BC for drivers caught using their phones on the road.

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