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Wrecked vehicle to help launch STOP Texting campaign

November 28, 2014 -

When: 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2

Where:  Parking lot of the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.

Who:  Rheaume Chaput, Fire Chief, Kingston Fire & Rescue; Gilles Larochelle, Chief of Police, Kingston Police; and a representative from Frontenac Paramedic Services

What:  A vehicle damaged in a texting-while-driving collision on Highway 401 will be the focal point for the launch of a STOP Texting while driving campaign.

Last year, distracted driving killed 78 people on Ontario roads.

This year, emergency responders will be distributing STOP Texting magnets that drivers can place on the backs of their vehicles to encourage those behind them to stop texting, keep their eyes on the road and reduce the number of accidents attributed to distracted driving.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.