The issue of distracted driving is in the spotlight from September 18th to 24th as this week has been proclaimed distracted driving awareness week within the province. 

Within a press release from SGI, it is stated that the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) throughout the week will be delivering a number of its "Drop It And Drive" distracted driving and distractions in the workplace presentations to the workplace, law enforcement, and policymakers as well as high school and university students in the province. 

The minister responsible for SGI, Don Morgan stated in the press release that "While we have made important strides in reducing the number of injuries and fatalities caused by distracted driving collisions, there are still far too many people hurt or killed in our province by this dangerous activity" 

In addition, Morgan adds that "Traffic safety remains a priority for the Government of Saskatchewan, and we'll continue to work to bring awareness to this issue in order to make our roads safer for everyone."

Within the province, distracted driving has injured an average of 780 people annually and killed an average of 21.6 people over the past five years. It is consistently one of the leading factors in collisions, injuries, and deaths on the province's roads according to SGI. 

To learn more about “Drop It And Drive,” visit here