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In Partnership with Alberta Transportation
The Focus for August Will Be Young Drivers/Distracted Drivers

Click here to view the 2018 Alberta Transportation Traffic Safety Calendar


The County of Newell Municipal Enforcement Department will be focusing on young drivers and distracted driving this month.

  • Almost half of teens involved in distracted related crashes were teens themselves.
  • 6 out of 10 moderate to severe teen crashes were related to distracted driving.
  • Driver inattention crashes are responsible for 80% of collisions.
  • Drivers are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash while texting and 9 time more likely when reaching for a moving object.

Here are some helpful tips:

  • While driving, allow your calls to go to voice mail
  • Avoid eating or drinking
  • Do not text, email or use any apps

Visit the Alberta Transportation website for more information: http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/DistractedDriving.htm