Secure your phone.
Save your life.

Studies show that the best way to stop texting while driving is to make sure you can’t text while driving. There are free ways to do this – this feature already exists on certain phones. Select your model and follow the instructions.

iPhone with iOS 11
and later

iPhone 5s, 6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X.

How to use Do Not Disturb While Driving

  1. Go to Settings > Control Center, then tap Customize Controls.
  2. Tap next to Do Not Disturb While Driving.
  3. On an iPhone X or later, you can swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen and tap Do Not Disturb While Driving to turn the feature on or off. Or on an iPhone 8 or earlier, you can swipe up from the bottom of your screen and tap Do Not Disturb While Driving to turn the feature on or off.
  4. To customize this mode, go to Settings > Do Not Disturb.
  5. Tap Activate to choose how you'd like to turn this feature on.

Android 5.0
and later

How to activate Android Auto

  1. Download Android Auto
  2. Open your phone's Settings app Settings.
  3. Tap Connected devices > Connection preferences > Driving mode.
  4. Tap Behavior > Activate Do Not Disturb mode > Activate automatically.
    1. To use your phone while driving, tap Open Android Auto.
      Learn about Android Auto
    2. To not use your phone while driving, tap Turn on Do Not Disturb.
      Learn about Do Not Disturb
  5. Tap Turn on automatically
    1. If you connect to your car via Bluetooth, tap When connected to Bluetooth, then select your car.
    2. If your car isn’t Bluetooth-enabled, tap When driving is detected.

Android 2.3.3
and later

Focus Mode

Using a cell phone while driving significantly increases your risk of being involved in an accident and violating the Highway Safety Code. The Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec developed the Focus Mode mobile app to help drivers avoid being tempted to use their cell phone while driving.

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Android 5.0
and later

Application Drive Mode

Drivemode for Android simplifies how you use your phone while driving. With a streamlined interface to safely access your favourite applications, Drivemode’s voice-enabled commands and large buttons let you focus on driving and stop you from texting while driving.

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In the streets of Montreal from april 15 to 18

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Real-life stories.

Here are stories from a few people whose lives were changed because of one text.

Laura

« L’ex a sophie » Laura took her eyes off the road for 2 seconds to read this short text sent by her best friend. These 2 seconds ended up being fatal. Her mother and the friend who sent her this text tell her story.

Danielle

«Je suis en route» That’s the text the driver was sending when he crashed into Danielle’s oncoming motorcycle during her honeymoon. Her left leg was amputated. She’s here to tell her story.

Amélie

«Bonne journée». As she sent this simple text, Amélie rammed the truck ahead of her. She’s now in a wheelchair and her right arm is paralysed. Amélie tells her story.

Did you know that…
97% of adults in Quebec believe that driver distraction is a very serious or pretty serious problem.
18% of drivers admit to writing or reading texts while driving. 🤦
One text takes your eyes off the road for 4 to 6 seconds. At 90 km/h, that’s like crossing a football field with your eyes closed.
You’re 20 times more likely to get into an accident if you text while driving. 🚗💥🚗
Source: SAAQ

Exhibiting reality to educate

The goal of the Impactful Reminder exhibit is to encourage as many people as possible to stop using their phones while driving. A special thank-you goes to the victims who were brave enough to share their stories in order to prevent this from happening again.