Driving home the dangers of distracted driving

  • Did you know?
    • In 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.
    • During daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving. Cell phone use occurs with such frequency and duration, that it is the distraction most likely to lead to a crash.

  • Action steps you can take against distraction
    • Avoid temptation–Don’t talk or text on your phone. Turn it off while driving or place your device out of sight.
    • Use navigation devices, apps with voice directions. Set them up prior to pulling out.
    • When placing a call, make it a practice to ask if recipient is driving. If yes, call back later or ask them to return your call when they’ve arrived.
    • Never text someone you know to be driving.