Monday, April 8, 2013

Distracted Driving Awareness

Think sending or receiving a text while driving isn't a big deal? After all you only take your eyes off the road for few seconds.

Try this little test.
Walk across your office. How long did that take you? 4 maybe 5 seconds.
Now close your eyes and walk the same route. No problem right - you know know where everything is and can navigate your office blindfolded. Now walk in a busy public area for 4 - 5 seconds. Did you bump into furniture? Another person? Have a near miss? Did you feel uncomfortable?

When operating a motor vehicle at 55mph - you will drive the length of a football field in 4.6 seconds. Do you really think it is no big deal to drive down the highway, blind for the length of a football field?

Remember the fight to end distracted driving starts with you. Join the Nebraska Safety Center and make the commitment to drive phone-free today!

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