A new report says 95% of Canadians would describe themselves as great drivers but they do admit to an occasional bad habit.
Despite the high self evaluations, 93% admit to bad habits behind the wheel like texting and driving. In Ontario, statistics show that a driver using their phone is four times more likely to crash than a driver focusing on the road.
Would You Use Technology to Disable Your Phone While Driving?
Smartphone makers are rolling out features that can detect when a person is driving and disable their phone. At least one Canadian insurer is considering discounts for drivers who enable such features. Struggling Government insurer the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is looking at implementing such a discount, as well as other technologies like telematics, to help keep claims cost down.
Other interesting stats from the survey:
- 3% admit to flossing their teeth while driving
- 14% admit to romantic activities while driving