Cellphones can kill
The provincial police held 230 operations around the province, between March 17th and the 30th, to promote safety on the roads. During the two weeks, 770 fines were given out for using a cellphone while driving, and 19,500 other tickets were given out for various safety infractions such as speeding and not wearing a safety belt.
When using a cellphone while driving, attention and concentration on the road is reduced and considerably increases the chances of having a collision. Since the beginning of 2014, already 48 people have died in collisions on the roads network served by the Sureté du Quebec.
The Sureté du Quebec has put in place several measures to reduce the number of collisions on Quebec’s roads, stemming from the “EPIC” philosophy which has four fields of action: Education, Prevention, Intervention and Communication.