If you see more police patrolling the roads perhaps it is because April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving is any activity that diverts your attention from driving. These can include, checking navigation, flipping through music, eating, mediating bickering kids, and the most alarming distraction, texting.
Even the best drivers are taking a risk when they multitask on the road. Here are some facts to consider;
- One in four car accidents in the US is caused by texting and driving.
- It takes up to thirteen seconds to re-focus your surroundings after looking up from a cell phone, even just a glance.
- Eating while driving poses even a bigger risk than talking on a cell phone.
- According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 71% of large truck accidents involved the driver doing something other than just driving the vehicle.
- And more.
Please keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road and let’s keep each other safe out there.