Dr. Levy, Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health took the LeaveThePhoneAlone.ca pledge, joining over a thousand other pledgers so far. The pledge affirms that Dr. Levy will avoid distractions caused by talking, texting, or using a hand-held electronic device while operating a vehicle. According to LeaveThePhoneAlone.ca, “drivers who use hand held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves”, and even hands-free driving is not the safest option. Dr. Levy has pledged to stop distracted driving along with 1600+ others who are also doing their part to make our roads safer – LeaveThePhoneAlone.ca is gaining momentum, will you pledge to do the same? If you’re still not convinced that texting while driving is dangerous, we invite you to watch this video of “The impossible texting and driving test” and think again! read more..