Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. The best way to end distracted driving is to educate all Americans about the danger it poses. In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 3,267 in 2010. Furthermore, an additional 387,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver – compared to 416,000 injured in 2010.
Though there are countless distractions on the road and in the car, here are a few of the following:
Because text messaging required visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is far one of the most alarming distractions. As of December 2012, 171.3 billion text messages were sent in the US (including Puerto Rico, the Territories, and Guam) every month.
A quarter of teens respond to a text message once or more every time they drive – 20 percent of teens and 10 percent of parents admit that they have extended multi-message text conversations while driving. Obviously, avoiding all of these behaviors will greatly benefit all drivers on the road, but the reality is that they still occur.
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