Driving and using your cell phone? Choose one! A call or text message will never be as important as your life or that of others.
Using a cell phone while driving considerably increases the risk of an accident.
At the wheel, using a cell phone:
For more concrete idea of the dangers of using a cell phone at the wheel, go to our section entitled Did You Know?
It's basic math!
When you text and drive:
Even if their use is authorized, hands-free devices are not a safer option and are not recommended, as the simple act of talking on the phone is a source of distraction.
If you use a hands-free device, make sure the phone is securely mounted in a holder.
Focus Mode: an app designed just for you!
Use the Focus Mode mobile app. It lets you block incoming calls and text messages on your cell phone.
The app offers a selection of 3 automated replies to incoming calls and messages. You can also create your own personalized message, or choose not to send any message at all.
The app also calculates…
It also allows you to share your statistics and compare them with those of your friends on Facebook.
You can stop at a safe place such as the parking lot of a rest area or shopping centre.
Villages-relais are another option where travellers are offered a full range of services.
In addition to being prohibited on a highway, parking on the shoulder is unsafe as there is a risk of collision with other vehicles.
A sticker for your rear window: “Non aux textos au volant!” (No texting and driving – available in French only)
The purpose of this sticker is to launch a social mobilization movement against texting and driving.