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Transcript of Distracted Driving
Using a cell phone or smartphone
Eating and drinking
Talking to passengers
Reading, including maps
Using a navigation system
Watching a video
Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 Player Types of Distractions A Safety Message from Josh Stewart One Text Or Call
Could Wreck It All Most Dangerous? TEXTING Distracted Driving Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. In 2010 alone, over 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. Most Dangerous? Texting is the most dangerous distraction because it requires:
cognitive attention Statistics -86% of drivers said they eat or drink while driving
57% said "sometimes" or "often"
-13% of adult drivers have surfed the Internet while driving
-11% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash
This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted
-37% of drivers have sent or received text messages while driving
18% do it regularly Resources Distraction.gov
U.S. Department of Transportation Solutions Educate all Americans about the danger of Distracted Driving
Become a focused driver
Spread the word Thank You How Dangerous? #1 killer of American teens
In 2010: 3267 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver
In 2011: 3,331 people
About half a million injuries are caused by distracted drivers every year
416,000 people injured from motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2010.