April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month!
We all know many of the common distractions that take away attention from where it should be, the road. #Texting, Talking, Eating, Fiddling with the radio for that perfect song, and conversing with passengers are all some of the most common links to distracted driving.
The National #Highway Traffic Safety Administration collects data on distracted-driving crashes. In 2016 3,450 people were killed in #distracted #driving crashes, approximately 9.2% of all fatality related crashes in the US.
#Cellphones were reported at about 14% of that metric. But as we can see in the chart below, it looks like more and more people are aware of the issues around cell phones and driving.
Driver Hand-Held Cellphone Use By Age, 2007-2016
In other words from your friends at Riverside- Pay attention to the road!