• Julius Luciano

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

(1) Percent of drivers using hand-held cellphones. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In other words from your friends at Riverside- Pay attention to the road!


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