-: Oct 10, 2017 / jana Barrington

1-in-5 Traffic Crashes Caused by Distracted Drivers  

Distracted Driving Facts & Statistics

Texting and driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving. Stay alert out there!

  • 109,658 Crashes in Texas
  • 3,000+ people seriously injured
  • 455 people died
  • 16 to 34 are the driver’s ages causing the highest crashes

Driving Distractions Include

  • Posting to social media
  • Checking email
  • Eating
  • Grooming
  • Reading
  • Texting
  • Programming a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
  • Feeding or reprimanding your children
  • Putting on makeup

Tips To End Distracted Driving

  • Always give driving your full attention.
  • Put your phone away—or turn it off—before you get behind the wheel – use your speakerphone if you must talk or pull off the road to a safe location before talking on the phone or texting.
  • Inform your friends, family, and coworkers you won’t respond to calls or texts when driving.
  • Use a smartphone app that sends auto-reply texts when you’re behind the wheel.
  • Spread the word. Tell your friends and family about the dangers of distracted driving.
To avoid harming or killing someone else or yourself keep your eyes and attention on the road and avoid distractions at all cost.
Remember: you talk, you text, you crash.
Be safe out there,
Ash
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