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.
Scroll down, or click on the buttons below, to see some thoughtful ways to prevent distraction and help make the roads safer for you and your loved ones
The Three Types of Distraction
When a driver looks at anything other than the road
When a driver takes one or both hands off the wheel
When emotions dictate driving behavior or disrupt focus.
Driver Reaction Time
(additional feet needed to brake)2
Increased Risk of accident
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It was found that it takes drivers 27 seconds, after a distraction, to be fully engaged again.5