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Protect yourself from the dangers of distracted driving

Adjusting the radio. Eating and drinking. Using a GPS system. These can all be considered distracted driving if they prevent you from properly concentrating on the road.

Distracted driving plays a role in four million motor vehicle crashes in North America each year and drivers who text while behind the wheel are 23 times more likely than non-distracted drivers to be in a crash or near-crash event.

Not only is driving while distracted dangerous, but it can also have significant legal implications. With the exception of Nunavut, every Canadian province and territory has legislation in place prohibiting distracted driving or the use of handheld devices while behind the wheel. Fines can reach up to $1000 depending on location and circumstance.

It’s important to have an insurance provider that will provide you with complete protection. For more than 15 years, HUB International has been the trusted insurance provider for RNAO members. The RNAO insurance program is designed to provide you with complete protection and preferred savings for all your insurance needs including home, auto and recreational products. Get a free no-obligation quote by calling HUB at 1.855.582.3030 or visiting them online at HUBRNAO.ca.

Last Updated: 
2017-01-26