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 video
• Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
DID YOU KNOW?
• The usual amount of time to glace down to change the radio or back at your infant or child is 3-5 seconds? If you are traveling at 50 MPH, you travel about the distance of one football field with your eyes off the road!
• Text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver; it is by far the most dangerous distraction.
For more information on Distracted Driving, visit www.Distraction.gov.