Red light texting is still a big problem says the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) as a recent poll they conducted showed that 33 per cent of Canadians admit they have texted while stopped at a red light in the last month.


CAA calls the numbers troubling, especially since there are tough penalties for those caught doing it which include steep fines and the loss of demerit points.

The survey also suggests that nearly 70 per cent of Canadians believe using their phone at a red light is unacceptable.

The CAA polled 2,012 Canadians for its survey. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.2 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Jeff Walker, the vice-president of public affairs at the CAA says “It’s socially unacceptable to drive drunk, and that’s where we need to get with texting, attitudes are beginning to shift, but our actions need to follow.”

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