Police promise to be "creatively surveying" distracted driving on Thursday afternoon in North Van

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      What can it all mean?

      The North Vancouver RCMP has invited the media to attend an "enforcement driving blitz" this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Capilano Road and Marine Drive.

      It's a multi-agency effort involving the West Vancouver and Vancouver police department, ICBC, CN Police, the Integrated First Nations Unit, and the Integrated Road Safety Unit. And it's part of this month's Distracted Driving Campaign.

      According to the RCMP website, "police will be creatively surveying and targeting distracted driving at the intersection of Marine Drive and Capilano Road."

      Motorists in the area at that time would be wise to turn off their handheld phones.

      "You're five times more likely to crash using your phone—police have a vested interest in cracking down on distracted drivers," declares Supt. Chris Kennedy on the RCMP website. "More than 800 crashes occur every day in B.C. Many of these incidents are caused by distracted driving, and are preventable."