Monday, April 1, 2013

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving is an epidemic on America's roadways. We see it every day: Drivers swerving in their lanes, stopping at green lights, running red ones, or narrowly missing a pedestrian because they have their eyes and minds on their phones instead of the road. Yet, people continue to assume that they can drive and text or talk at the same time.

What is 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:
Because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction.

Throughout the month of April we will highlight the facts about distracted driving and  how YOU can help end this epidemic.

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