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Distracted Driving

A Safety Message By Josh Stewart

Josh Stewart

on 6 February 2013

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Transcript of Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Is any activity or distraction that can divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. Distracted Driving? Any distraction can endanger the safety of a driver, passenger, and/or bystander. Which include:

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

Get involved

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.
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