Every day, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in the U.S., from crashes involving a distracted driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Distracted driving is “any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving,” and includes:
- Using a cell phone or smartphone
- Using a navigation system
- Watching a video
Texting or being on a call while driving is particularly dangerous because it results in drivers who are visually, manually and cognitively distracted — their eyes, hands and mind have all been taken off from the primary task of driving. Read More