The number of people who die in accidents on our roads has increased over the past decade.
We know that in the US, the rate of crashes involving the driver has been rising for years.
But in Canada, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of road fatalities that have been caused by driver distractedness, or driver-involved driving.
The reasons for this are not completely understood, but it is likely that the increase in fatalities has something to do with the increasing number of cars on the road.
In Canada, about 1.3 million people die every year in road accidents.
It is difficult to calculate the number involved in accidents because most of these deaths happen at night.
But researchers have found that there is a strong link between road accidents and driver distracted driving.
In a study published in the British Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers at the University of Toronto looked at crash data from three Canadian cities and found that in 2012, there were 1,077 road fatalities involving drivers who were distracted by their phones.
When they took the factors into account, distracted drivers accounted for almost 40 per cent of all road deaths.
This figure represents only 1 per cent and, as the researchers point out, it is far too low.
So how does this compare to the UK?
In 2013, there was a similar increase in road deaths associated with distracted driving, with about 8,000 road deaths in England and Wales.
The figure in Scotland was also up, but at a much smaller rate.
In the UK, it seems that drivers distracted by smartphones are a relatively small percentage of the population.
But as these numbers go up, the number will get much worse.
According to data compiled by the UK government, there are about 14,500 road fatalities and more than 13,600 injuries every year.
So how can we prevent driver distracted death?
There are several ways to tackle this problem.
In addition to making roads safer for people, it also helps to have a number of tools available to people who are in need of help.
First, there is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which works with states to encourage drivers to wear a helmet.
But there is also a national call for drivers to be given the right information and advice about distracted driving by their insurance company.
In Australia, the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has published a statement which urges motorists to read the information on their mobile phone when they drive.
They also urge drivers to ask their insurance companies about any road hazards and what to do if one happens.
It would also be good to consider using a helmet as part of the strategy.
Second, drivers should have their own personal emergency plan.
This would include what to wear if you have an emergency such as a heart attack, or for a car accident.
The ICA also recommends using an emergency radio to get directions and keep an eye on traffic.
Third, it would be useful to talk to your insurance company to help them understand the risks of distracted driving and how to help you avoid them.
Fourth, drivers can get advice from other people, like parents, about the risks involved.
This is especially important for young people and those who may be vulnerable to distracted driving: young people are at the most risk of having their driving skills compromised.
Fifth, we need a nationwide ban on driver-side distraction.
This ban is called the Safe Transport Act, and it is supported by more than 200 governments.
The law states that distracted drivers should not be allowed to use a mobile phone while driving.
In some countries, like the US and Australia, it has been implemented.
Sixth, drivers need to be able to use mobile phones safely, even if they are not fully alert.
This means it is vital that the police can use this information to help enforce the law.
In summary, it’s important that drivers take the time to learn how to safely use a phone, and the rest of us can get the most out of our lives while still being able to be responsible and safe.
The BBC’s road safety expert Andrew Kelly will be reporting on the changing road safety landscape in the UK on Tuesday.