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Distracted Driving

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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is dangerous, the risks are real and the evidence speaks for itself:

Did you know that drivers who use cell phones are four times more likely to be in a collision than a driver who is focused on the road.

Cell phones and other wireless communication and entertainment devices are distract drivers and take your attention away from the road and your vehicle, Taking your eyes off the road increase the risk of collision considerably.

At highway speed, a driver sending a simple text message travels the length of a football field without looking at the road.

The law makes it illegal for drivers to talk, text, type, dial or email using hand-held cell phones and other hand-held communications and entertainment devices. The law also prohibits drivers from viewing display screens unrelated to the driving task, such as laptops or DVD players, while driving. The use of hands-free devices is still permitted, and drivers may use hand-held devices to call 9-1-1.

Last modified on Jul 19, 2016