Distracted Driving Facts

May 2023

 

Distracted driving needs our attention.

Each year, thousands of US motorists are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured due to distraction-related crashes. Thankfully, there are things we can do to help educate drivers and inform better driving behavior.

 

Three Types of Distraction

 

 

Visual

When a driver looks at anything other than the road

 

Manual

When a driver takes one or both hands off the wheel

 

Cognitive

When emotions dictate driving behavior or disrupt focus


Driver Reaction Time

(additional feet needed to brake)2

 

Increased Risk of Accident



Distraction Latency

It was found that it takes drivers 27 seconds, after a distraction, to be fully engaged again.5

 

Additional Resources

 

 

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