“Focus On The Road” While Driving
Each time you take your focus off the road, even if just for a split second, you’re putting your life and the lives of others in danger. An emerging and deadly epidemic on the nation’s roads, distracted driving-related crashes caused at least 5,500 deaths and nearly 450,000 injuries in 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. However, since many local law enforcement agencies don’t routinely document distraction factors in crash reports, federal safety officials believe the numbers are actually much higher.
Distracted driving is any activity that takes your attention away from the road. In everyday driving, however, distractions are common. From talking with passengers to eating to turning around to check on fidgety toddlers, distracted driving endangers you, your passengers, pedestrians, and others. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes three main types of distractions while driving. Visual distractions cause you to take your eyes off the road, manual distractions cause you to take your hands off the wheel and cognitive distractions, such as listening to a talk radio show, cause you to take your mind off what you are doing. Driving is a great privilege, but with that privilege also comes responsibility.
“Focus On The Road”
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