Nine out of 10 Quebec drivers admit to distracted driving: survey

Denis Talbot took up flying years ago and remembers the day he went to show off his new GPS to his flight instructor.

“My instructor took the GPS, put it in a locker and closed the door,” Talbot recalled on Monday. “He said: ‘First learn how to figure out your position (in the air) with a map, then you can use the GPS.’”

The struggle to learn the basics rather than use technology as a shortcut certainly isn’t limited to flying, and Talbot, a technology expert and spokesperson for a survey on distracted driving, has the numbers to suggest the struggle isn’t limited to using a GPS.

The online survey, conducted for Allstate Insurance Canada by Léger Marketing, found that 91 per cent of the 1,013 respondents admitted to engaging in some sort of distracted driving, yet only 22 per cent acknowledged that their conduct constituted any risk.

Thirty-eight per cent said they used in-car…

Original published: 2018-07-16 15:43:15 Read the full Montreal News here


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