Make A Personal Commitment to Drive Cell Free-Set An Example for Safety

26 Apr

Ensuring the safety of all motorists on the roadways is the responsibility of every driver, and safe driving involves more than having two hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.  The mind also must be focused on driving. Consider the facts:

  1. Hands-free devices do not eliminate cognitive distraction – the distraction to the brain
  2.  Cognitively distracted drivers can miss up to 50% of their driving environment, including stop signs, pedestrians and red lights
  3. Nearly 25% of all crashes involve drivers distracted by cell phones
  4. Drivers talking on cell phones – handheld or hands-free – are four times as likely to crashChange the culture and curb cell phone use while driving:
  5. Drivers who text increase their likelihood of a crash by 8 to 23 times

Change the culture and curb cell phone use while driving-Stop using cell phones while driving

April is “Distracted Driving Awareness Month” For more information see: http://www.nsc.org/safety_road/Distracted_Driving/Pages/DDAM.aspx?VanUrl=ddmonth

 

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