WHAT IS DISTRACTED DRIVING?
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving.
All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:
* Using a cell phone or smartphone
* Eating and drinking
* Talking to passengers
* Reading, including maps
* Using a navigation system
* Watching a Vidieo
* Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 Player
But, because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction..
KEY FACTS AND STATISTICS (distraction.gov)
11% of all drivers under the age of 20 involves in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted,
Sending or reciving teexts takes a driver's eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent -at 55 mph-of driving the length of an entire football field, blind (VTTi)
DRIVE SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!