Distracted driving causes thousands of accidents every year, some of them fatal. The good news? If you’re driving, these distractions are 100% preventable.
Distracted drivers are everywhere, doesn’t matter the make or model they’re in, and even if you’re not one today does not mean you won’t become one later on.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2016, nearly 400,000 people were injured in crashes by distracted drivers.
A few things that can distract any driver include: Talking on the phone, eating or drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, adjusting stereo, reading or listening to loud audio.
Distracted driving isn’t something like a blown-out tire or mechanical issues but instead are preventable actions that could be a life or death matter. We ask that we all take the initiative to be more focused while on the road and limit or remove any distraction we can incur.