Distracted Driving: Don’t become a Statistic

November 18, 2015

At any given moment in this country, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating an electronic device while driving. These drivers are known as distracted drivers, and that statistic doesn’t even include other kinds of distracted drivers.

Who is classified as a Distracted Driver?

A distracted driver is anyone driving a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity. This other activity can be anything such as cell phone use, changing the radio station, talking to others in the vehicle, daydreaming and even reaching for that last french fry from the bottom of your fast food sack. Whenever your sole focus isn’t only on driving, you’re involved in distracted driving. Because of distracted driving, each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes.

How can we change these Statistics?

It’s hard to change our bad driving habits, especially when we don’t think we have bad driving habits. The most important thing to realize about distracted driving is the possible outcome it could have. You may have texted while driving 1,000 times, but it only takes one more time to injure yourself or someone else…or even worse. Concentrate on what’s really important while you drive; the lives of you, your family and all other people on the road.

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