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It's illegal.  It's dangerous.  It's disrespectful and unacceptable.  But, if you take a look around today, you'll see people texting and talking on their cellular telephones while they're operating a motor vehicle.

If YOU are still using your telephone while you're driving, I've got some stats for you.  The fine is $280 if you get caught.  You probably know that number.  Saskatchewan police agencies write those tickets for between 400 and 600 people every month.

Here's another number.  23.  You are 23 times more likely to be in a collision if you text while driving.

How about the number 2?  Did you know if you're charged with distracted driving two times within a year you get your vehicle seized for a week?  It happened to 37 people last year.

Oh, and how about the number 42?  Did you know 42 people were killed on Saskatchewan roads in 2016 in crashes where distracted driving was a factor?

What else do you need to know?

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