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:

 

• Texting

• Using a cell phone or smartphone

• Eating and drinking

• Talking to passengers

• Grooming

• 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.

 

 

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