Distracted Driving FactsOctober 2022
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.
Three Types of Distraction
When a driver looks at anything other than the road
When a driver takes one or both hands off the wheel
When emotions dictate driving behavior or disrupt focus
Driver Reaction Time
(additional feet needed to brake)2
Increased Risk of Accident
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It was found that it takes drivers 27 seconds, after a distraction, to be fully engaged again.5
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