Wathan Funeral Home

cemetary & pre-planning since 1954

cemetary & pre-planning since 1954
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If you're here, you've probably seen our "Text and Drive" billboard. And if you have, you probably came to this website to tell us what horrible people we are for running an ad like that. And you'd be right.

It is a horrible thing for a funeral home to do.
But we're not a funeral home.

We're just trying to get Canadians to stop texting and driving, which, if current trends continue, is expected to exceed fatalities from drinking and driving as early as next year. And while most people wouldn't even think about drinking and driving, over half of Ontario drivers admit to reading texts while behind the wheel. That's more than half of the drivers on the road today risking their lives, their passengers’ lives and the lives of their fellow motorists and pedestrians.

Which should make you even madder
than our billboard did.

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In 2013, 81 people in Ontario were killed in collisions involving an inattentive driver.
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The number of distracted driving fatalities was 13% higher than the number of speeding fatalities in 2013.
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Drivers engaged in text messaging are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash.
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