Distracted driving needs our attention

Each year, thousands of US motorists are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured due to distraction-related crashes. Thankfully, there are things we can do to help educate drivers and inform better driving behavior.

Scroll down, or click on the buttons below, to see some thoughtful ways to prevent distraction and help make the roads safer for you and your loved ones

 
 

The Three Types of Distraction

 

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Visual

When a driver looks at anything other than the road




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Manual


When a driver takes one or both hands off the wheel




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Cognitive

When emotions dictate driving behavior or disrupt focus.




 
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Driver Reaction Time
(additional feet needed to brake)2

 

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Increased Risk of accident

 

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Know a teen driver? Click here to see teenSMART® , a driver safety program

 

 

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Distraction latency
It was found that it takes drivers 27 seconds, after a distraction, to be fully engaged again.5

 

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