Grande Prairie Crime Prevention is asking people to fill out their online survey.
Cheryl George, Public Education and Events Coordinator with Crime Prevention, says the short seven question survey is to try to get people’s feedback on distracted driving.
“If people think it’s a problem, what they think are the most common distractions that people are experiencing in Grande Prairie particularly and we’re trying to launch a distracted driving campaign,” said George.
The feedback will be used to create an educational campaign.
George says the campaign is still in the works, but they are looking at using printed material, as well as physically getting out and talking to people to raise awareness to the issues that come with distracted driving.
“Because a lot of the people nowadays, you know, it’s all about multitasking. ‘Oh I can multitask, I can text and drive at the same time’ or ‘I can text while I’m sitting at this red light,’ which is actually not true,” said George. “You can’t do that, you’re not allowed to do that, or in a drive-thru or all of those kind of things. So, it’s an education piece where we’re trying to hit a large demographic, from the teens right up until the seniors.”
The results from the survey will later be posted on social media, the Crime Prevention webpage and will also be used in the campaign.
The survey closes August 18 and can be filled out here.