Toronto Police Is Using a Hearse to Raise Awareness over Distracted Driving

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Photo: Toronto Police Traffic Services on Facebook
Ever had that nightmare when you open the door in the middle of the night and there’s a skeletal figure carrying a large scythe, clothed in a black cloak with a hood and the whole nine yards at your door? Maybe you haven’t dreamt the Grim Reaper ever, but we’re pretty sure you’ve thought of some dark creature similar to him before.
Toronto police is somehow counting on Canadian motorists’ imagination with their newest campaign that is supposed to raise awareness over distracting driving. Named “That Text or Call Could End It All”, the police is using a hearse to underline the dangers of using mobile devices behind the wheel. The creepy campaign started Monday and it runs for a week.

Police will also be using both unmarked and fully-marked cars during the crackdown as they hope drivers will better understand the dangers of using a phone while driving.

Whether it’s texting, talking, typing an email or dialing the use of a smartphone while operating a vehicle is considered distractive driving and causes quite a lot of problems on the road. In fact, according to 640toronto, over 82,000 charges related to distracted driving have been laid since 2011.

Things are a lot worse in US, since according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to revolve a distracted driver. On the other hand, more and more states are enacting laws to help raise awareness about this danger.
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