The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) has released, Road Safety Monitor 2021: Distracted Driving Attitudes and Practices, 2004-2021.
This fact sheet summarizes trends in attitudes and practices related to distracted driving based on data from the Road Safety Monitor (RSM). The RSM is an annual public opinion survey conducted by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) under sponsorship from Beer Canada and Desjardins. The survey takes the pulse of the nation on key road safety issues by means of an online survey of a random, representative sample of Canadian drivers.
The objective of this fact sheet is to examine trends over time and the current status of beliefs and practices related to distracted driving. The increased use of cell phones has led to a growing interest in driver distraction, primarily involving the use of cell phones for texting and talking. It is important to acknowledge, however, that distracted driving is not limited to cell phone use but includes any activity taking the attention of drivers away from the driving task.