Distracted Driving

By: Davis Engle

Be The Change

Distracted driving is an extremely dangerous activity. Whether it's adjusting the radio, eating/drinking, using a cell phone, or talking to a passenger, all forms of distracted driving are irresponsible and can have incredible repercussions. Anytime someone drives while distracted, they are not only putting themselves and everyone else in their vehicle at risk, but also every other nearby driver, bicyclist, and pedestrian.
The extraordinary loss of life caused by distracted driving needs to change. Life is the most precious gift anyone will ever be given. It is imperative that one does not intentionally put their life and others' lives at risk unnecessarily. Make a difference. Be the change. Stop distracted driving.

Statistics

  • Each day in the United States, over 8 people are killed and 1,161 are injured in crashes associated with distracted driving
  • While traveling at highway speeds, one can travel 300 feet while sending a text
  • 10% of all drivers 15-19 involved in fatal crashes were reported distracted at the time of crashing
  • At any given moment, over 660,000 are using electronic devices while driving
  • Over 2.5 million people are involved in car crashes each year in the United States