Distracted driving

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No one likes a distracted driver

Don’t be that person replying to texts, struggling with your navigation system, or trying to entertain children while driving.

Being distracted while driving, even just for two seconds, is all it takes to cause a fatal crash.

Put down your phone

Distracted driving is anything that diverts your attention from the road, but the most dangerous (and preventable) behaviour is using a hand-held electronic device while behind the wheel.

Just the facts

On average, one in three deaths on Manitoba roads involves a distracted driver.

Protect your friends and family – give distracted driving a thumbs down

If you’re a passenger and your driver is talking, texting or scrolling on their phone, give them a big ole thumbs down and ask them to put their phone away. You’ll be saving them from a hefty fine and possible suspension – and you’ll also greatly reduce your risk of being in a crash.

Suspension and fines

In Manitoba, it is illegal to use a hand-held electronic device while driving. Drivers caught violating this law can receive significant suspensions and fines.

You can learn more about distracted driving suspensions and penalties here.