Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Important Statistics and Resources

Distracted driving continues to be a major contributor to traffic accidents. Why? Because the act of driving takes more concentration and focus than we often think necessary. Controlling our own vehicles is only part of the process. Seeing what is in front of us and being able and ready to act quickly is the more challenging part… and the part that requires our full attention.

Distracted driving is broken down into three elements: visual, manual and cognitive. A distraction in any one area can slow reaction time. Being distracted in all three areas − think texting, checking social media and more − can not only slow reactions but cause one to completely miss what is developing in front of them.

Take a look at some statistics and attitudes related to distracted driving and apply it to the many drivers around you on the road at any given time:

Check out the NSC’s Distracted Driving information, tools and fact sheet. You can also find additional information and videos at AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign.

According to the It Can Wait campaign, “57 percent of people are more likely to stop driving distracted if a friend or passenger pressures them to.”  Share this information with employees, colleagues, family and friends because it takes all of us to make this work.

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