by Melanie Powell on Apr 12, 2019
April is distracted driving awareness month, and we wanted to take this opportunity to talk about the dangers of distracted driving, and the importance of safety on the roads! Ending distracted driving is the responsibility of each individual driver. Thousands have died in crashes involving distracted drivers, and we want to do our part! Below we are sharing are some myths debunked by the National Safety Council, about distracted driving*. We hope this article will inspire change in those that read it.
Myth #1: Drivers can multitask.
Myth #2: Talking on your cellphone is the same as talking to a passenger in the car.
Myth #3: Speaking hands-free is safe to use while driving.
Myth #4: If I only use my phone at stoplights its okay.
Myth #5: Voice-texting is safe to do while driving.
Distracted driving has become an epidemic that has killed thousands. It is up to each of us to stop distracted driving and to keep our roads safe. To learn more about the risks of distracted driving, click here to visit the National Safety Council’s website. They have research and statistics related to different kinds of distracted driving involving teen drivers, drowsy driving, impaired driving, and much more.
*The statistics mentioned above were collected from studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, The National Safety Council, and The University of Utah.
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