I see so many people on the roads busy on their cell phones, adults and teens alike and it's scary to think how one second of distraction on a cell phone can lead to a major accident. It could be my family member or yours that gets hit by a distracted driver. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and we all should make it a point to concentrate only on driving when we are behind the wheel. Please put down the hamburger, the cell phone, the hairspray, or anything else that could cause a distraction while we are on the road.
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Facts About Texting While Driving:
Did you know? On average, texting causes drivers to look away from the road for 4.6 seconds. This means a person driving at a speed of 55 mph, will travel the length of an entire football field – including both end zones – with their eyes off of the road!
Texting while driving increases your chances of a crash by 23 times and has been attributable to at least 100,000 crashes each year.
Facts About Talking On Your Cell Phone While Driving:
Did you know? At any given moment during daylight hours, over 800,000 vehicles are being driven by someone using a hand-held cell phone.
At any given time, 9% of drivers are talking on cell phones, making them 4 times more likely to crash. Talking on the phone requires your brain to multitask. Studies show hands-free devices provide no safety benefit.
Please be carful, the roads are scary enough without being distracted.