Distracted driving

While you’re driving, it’s easy to get distracted — by your phone, the snack you're having, or the passengers in your car. But when you’re not completely focused on driving, an accident can happen in an instant. Full video transcript.

Distractions while driving can steal your attention away from safely operating your vehicle. Texting while driving, fiddling with the radio, or even having a snack while behind the wheel are all examples of distracted driving. Learn what distractions are against the law, and how to deal with a ticket for distracted driving.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in January 2021
  • Time to read: 12 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Krista Prockiw, ICBC; Jerry Steele, Steele Law; and Sarah Leamon, Sarah Leamon Law Group

Krista Prockiw
Jerry Steele
Sarah Leamon

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