The month of April is national Distracted Drivers Awareness month!
There are four types of distractions while driving.
Visual – looking at something other than the road.
Auditory – hearing something not related to driving.
Manual – manipulating something other than the steering wheel.
Cognitive – thinking about something other than driving.
How common are distracted driving accidents?
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month is necessary because of the staggering number of accidents in the United States alone. Each day approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.
What are the dangers of distracted driving?
If you take your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel distracted driving increases your risk of a car crash, major injury, and even death.
How to observe Distracted Driving Awareness Month?
Drive responsibly. Even if your friends have to wait until you get home to find out the latest gossip. We would much rather you stay alive to tell them!
Listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks. These are great alternatives to preventing yourself from texting! Listening to your favorite tunes or listening to an epic fight scene is much more entertaining than discussing what you want for dinner anyway.
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