Distracted Driving Statistics
• 3,477 people were killed by distracted driving.
• 391,000 people were injured by distracted driving.
• 660,000 drivers were estimated to be using electronic devices while driving during the day
• Over 1,600 teenagers are killed each year because of crashes involving texting.
• While teens are texting while driving, they veer off the lane 10% of their drive time.
• 25% of teenagers respond to at least one text while driving, each time they drive.
Driving Safety Tips
1. Adjust your radio BEFORE you start driving.
While many of the newer cars come with a handy radio adjuster on the steering wheel, there are still those who don’t have that option. If that sounds like you, adjust your radio station before you leave your home or work. Looking down to adjust it while you are driving can lead to a serious accident.
2. Pay attention.
A text is not worth crashing your car and hurting people over. Either turn your phone on silent or turn it off while you are driving. This way you aren’t as tempted to answer a text you receive while driving. Wait until you get to your destination before you try texting someone or checking your social media messages.
3. Stick to the speed limit.
While it can be very tempting to speed, whether you are running late for work or picking up your kids, don’t do it. The speed limits are there for a reason and the chances of you getting into an accident can increase simply by you ignoring the speed limit and speeding.
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