April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Each day in the United States approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.1
Motor vehicle fatalities are up 6% from 2015, with more than 40,000 people killed in 2017.
Types of Distractions
- Cell Phones
- Dashboard infotainment systems
- Struggling with voice assistants
Then the more serious
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
- Drugged driving
All of these distractions pose a threat to our safety.
Taking your eyes off the road for just one second can change a life forever.
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- National Center for Statistics and Analysis. Distracted Driving: 2015, in Traffic Safety Research Notes. DOT HS 812 381. March 2017, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Washington, D.C. ↩
- http://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/distracted-driving-awareness-month.aspx ↩