Raising Awareness On The Road In April

http://www.distraction.gov/get-the-facts/facts-and-statistics.htmlDo You Know The Facts For This Month?

April does not just bring us warmer temperatures and life blooming all around us, it also brings an important reminder. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, making it a great time to remind ourselves of how important it is to maintain focus behind the wheel. Here are a few sobering distracted driving statistics that will remind us all to keep our hands on the wheel and our eyes on the road.

  • Of drivers under the age of 20 who were involved in fatal crashes, 10 percent were distracted at the time of the crash.
  • During daylight hours, around 660,000 American drivers are using their cell phones or other electronic devices at any given second.
  • When you reach for your phone, dial it, or text, your risk of getting into a crash increases by three times.
  • The average amount of time your eyes are away from the road when you text is five seconds. If you are driving 55 mph, you will cover a football field in that time.
  • Studies reveal that hands-free calling is not much safer than hand-held mobile phone use because in both instances the brain is distracted by the call.
  • 20 percent of teen drivers admit that they have had multi-message text conversations while driving. The amount of parents that admit to the same thing is a smaller—but still shocking—10 percent.

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