Distracted Driving Kills: The BC Coalition to End Distracted Driving

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury

Distracted driving is a huge problem and one that is costing lives. It is now responsible for more motor vehicle deaths than drunk driving. The Trial Lawyers Association of BC, alongside community groups and professional associations from across the province, have launched a public awareness campaign called the BC Coalition to End Distracted Driving. The website is www.distracteddrivingkills.ca.

DISTRACTED DRIVING KILLS is an initiative to create awareness about today’s disturbingly dangerous reality on BC’s roads. We want to promote the prevention of it, and provide a forum to share stories about the devastating impacts distracted driving is causing across our province.

The BC Coalition to End Distracted Driving and its members have launched this campaign to encourage British Columbians to put their phones away, keep their hands on the wheel, and commit to being “present” while driving.
Always.
Because, no matter who is calling, what notification chimes, or who is in the backseat – taking your focus away from driving at any time, for any distraction, is NOT WORTH IT!

You won’t let your friends drink & drive – now it’s time to expand that perspective and make sure we don’t let our friends, family or loved ones drive while distracted.

Here’s How You Can Help

Visit their website at www.distracteddrivingkills.ca. There you’ll find a growing list of personal stories and statistics about the devastating impacts of distracted driving in BC. Read, watch, listen – and then share. You’ll find easy links to Facebook, where many of these stories will also be showcased, and where you can like and share with friends, relatives and neighbours.

Forward this information to your friends, family and colleagues.
And if you know of any organization that may want to join the Coalition, please send this to them, and ask them to get involved as a Coalition Partner.

It’s time we stood together as concerned British Columbians to put an end to this.
Help spread the word that any distraction while driving is no longer accepted or tolerated.

We hope you will check out the website and have a look. Please sign up for the email list and like it on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/distracteddrivingkills.

Share the message with as many people as you can. The broader the message can be spread, the better.


Paul Mitchell, Q.C. is a BC personal injury lawyer who is a Past Member of the Board of Governors of the BC Trial Lawyers Association. He has extensive experience with severe injury claims, including brain injury claims, spinal injury claims, bicycle claims, death claims, ICBC claims, and other catastrophic injury claims. He is acts for injured clients all over BC and Alberta, and will not act for ICBC or any other insurance company. For more information on this article, or for a confidential discussion of your personal injury claim, contact Paul Mitchell, Q.C. at 250-869-1115 (direct line), or send him a confidential email at mitchell@pushormitchell.com