Distracted driving is being targeted by the RNC and employees of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro this week.
Hydro recently adopted safety guidelines governing the use of mobile devices while driving, and decided to bring the safe driving message to a larger audience through a partnership with the RNC, said Hydro’s safety and health manager, John Hollohan.
“Our employees drive 6.9 million kilometres every year in our fleet vehicles, so we recognize the importance of keeping our employees safe while they are on the road,” he said in a release.
RNC media relations officer Const. Talia Murphy said cellphone use by drivers is a serious safety concern.
“These distractions are not only dangerous but illegal. We’re partnering together in hopes of making our road ways safer by reminding drivers of the importance of practising safe driving behaviours,” she said.