Keep your family, friends and other drivers safe by reducing distractions while driving. Join us in recognizing April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month by doing your part to make our roads safer!
We all know that driving while distracted is dangerous, but it is also avoidable. Traffic safety experts classify distractions into three main types: Manual, Visual and Cognitive.
Some examples of the above distractions are:
Texting involves ALL THREE types of driving distractions listed above.
The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year, and over 400,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.
Over 84% of drivers recognize the danger from cell phone distractions and find it “unacceptable” that drivers text or send an email while driving. Nevertheless, 36% of these same people admit to having read or sent a text or email while driving.
Make sure you and other drivers get home safely by practicing good driving habits and avoiding distractions. Keep your cell phone in your glove box or purse while driving. Stop if you need to have something to eat. Pull over if passengers, especially small children, are distracting you.
Be aware. Be alert. Be safe.