Distracted driving continues to be a major problem in Saskatchewan. Are you willing to die for the last word?
Some of the most common driver distractions include:
- using a cellphone or smartphone
- eating and drinking
- talking to passengers
- reading, including maps
- using a navigation system or GPS
- watching a video
- adjusting a radio, CD or MP3 player
Cellphones as distractions
To ensure a safe drive, here are a few things to remember when using a cellular phone in your vehicle:
- It's illegal in Saskatchewan for experienced drivers to use, hold, view or manipulate a hand-held cellphone while driving (hands-free devices are permitted, if they are activated with voice commands or 1-touch, and are dashboard, visor or cradle mounted. For optimal safety we recommend you pull over when taking or making a call).
- It's illegal for new drivers (those in the Graduated Driver's Licensing program) to use, hold, view or manipulate any type of cellphone while driving.
- Drivers must pull over and park before using a hand-held cellphone.
Our cellphone laws page provides more information on Saskatchewan's cellphone legislation.
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