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Driving? Toronto police are watching that you're not also using your phone

Drivers in Toronto are being put on notice — this week police will be conducting a campaign targeting distracted driving.

New campaign that starts Monday is called 'That Text or Call Could End It All'

All police officers in the city will be looking for drivers using hand-held devices to talk, text, type, dial or email. (Tom Boland/The Canadian Press)

Drivers in Toronto are being put on notice — this week police will be conducting a campaign targeting distracted driving.

They've dubbed the initiative — which begins on Monday —"That Text or Call Could End It All."

All police officers in the city will be looking for drivers using hand-held devices to talk, text, type, dial or email.

"Distracted driving is any action that a driver engages in that takes their focus away from the safe operation of their vehicle," police said in a weekend news release.

"Distracted drivers are a safety risk to themselves and other road-users." 

Since 2011 the Toronto Police Service has laid more than 109,000 charges for offences related to distracted driving.   

Toronto police say: "Distracted drivers are a safety risk to themselves and other road-users." (CBC)

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