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Distracted Driving. It's just not worth it.

Distracted Driving. It's just not worth it.

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Distracted Driving

It's just not worth it.



What is Distracted Driving?



The NHTSA defines distracted driving as any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system – anything that take your attention away from the task of safe driving. 1

Even being a hands-free driver has its risk, according to The University of Utah, “it takes up to 27 seconds to fully regain full attention after issuing voice commands.”2

 

Center For Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 9 people are killed every day in the U.S. as a result of crashes involving a distracted driver.3

 

What can you do?
 

Most people think a serious car accident will never happen to them. They believe that they can look at their phone for “just a second” to check their email or send a text while driving. Talk to your family, especially your teens about the importance of driving safely without distractions.

 

Work on staying fully focused while driving:

•Turn off your cell phone when you get in the car or place it in the glove compartment.

•Adjust GPS, seats, mirrors, climate controls, radio, etc. prior to putting your car in drive.

•Avoid eating while in your car, try to snack or eat prior to getting in your car.

•Secure children and pets prior to leaving. If they need your attention, pull off safely to the side of the road to care for them.

 

11% of car accidents leading to fatalities are related to distracted driving.4

 

Take the Pledge to End Distracted Driving Today!

 

 

1 https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving

2 https://unews.utah.edu/up-to-27-seconds-of-inattention-after-talking-to-your-car-or-smart-phone/

3 https://www.dmv.org/distracted-driving.php

4 https://www.dmv.org/distracted-driving-pledge.php

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