Avoid the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Avoid The Dangers Of Distracted Driving
From Allstate.com, edited by Annette C.
Crime Scene Tape, Forensic Science
Crime Scene Tape, Forensic Science
Drivers, not just young drivers, are faced with distractions while driving an auto. Any non-driving activity you engage in while behind the wheel of your car increases your risk of crashing. Impaired driving is one of the reasons car insurance quotes can go up. With distracted car driving injuring around 330,000 people a year, it’s important for you and your teen to avoid these common driving distractions:
  • Talking and texting on a cell phone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Reading maps or other materials
  • Using a navigation system
  • Changing the radio station, CD or MP3 player
Teens learn how to drive a car from their parents and often use the same car insurance as their family; they pick your habits very easily. So take the pledge: Pledge To Never Text And Drive.
  • Texting is one of the most dangerous driving distractions. Just how bad is it? Check out these stats:
  • Texting takes your eyes off the road for about five seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field completely blind.
  • Texting while driving is the same as driving after having four beers.
  • Texting makes you 23 times more likely to crash.
  • Each day, 11 teens are killed in texting-related accidents.
  • Every year, texting is responsible for an estimated 330,000 auto driving injuries.

    Be safe– C’ville Allstate Insurance

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute research, available at http://www.vtti.vt.edu.
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