A total of 3,328 drivers died and another 421,000 were injured as a result of distracted driving in 2012. And an estimated 10% of all drivers under 20 that that were involved in fatal crashes were driving while distracted. That includes many different activities.
Here is a partial listing:
- Cell phone use
- Eating or drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Personal grooming
- Using a GPS system
- Anything else that takes your eyes off the road.
Even removing your eyes from the road for a few seconds is extremely dangerous.
For example taking your eyes off the road for as little as 5 seconds at 55 miles per hour, means your car traveled 400 feet (the length of one and a third football fields), with no input from you. Now that is, or should be, pretty scary for anyone.
Save your life and that of others. Don’t drive distracted.
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