What is Distracted Driving?
If your eyes aren’t on the road while driving, you’re distracted. Plain and simple. In today’s world, we tend to think of distracted driving as looking at our phones or some other piece of technology. It goes beyond that.
According to Distraction.gov, distracted driving is ANY activity that requires us to shift our focus, including common things such as eating and playing with our radios. Driving is not a multitasking action that we can do safely without thinking. Driving is a skill that requires your full attention!
DRIVERS HAVE BEEN DISTRACTED FOR YEARS.
Accidents from distracted driving have increased steadily over the years, with 391,000 injuries and 3,477 deaths in 2015 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
It's estimated that 660,000 drivers use electronic devices while driving during the day.
And, more teens now die from distracted driving than drunk driving.
Please, help us spread the word and put an end to these tragic statistics. Set a good example for everyone around you and stay focused on the road. Remember, be a driver that you can be proud of!
"It's an epidemic
issue for this country."
- Mike LaRocco
President & CEO, State Auto Insurance
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