Tap the Brakes ― It’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported a staggering 3,142 distracted driving fatalities in 2019 — a 10% increase from the previous year. We encourage you and your team to take a moment to review the risks and consequences of distracted driving and the impact it could have on your organization.
According to the CDC, there are three main types of distraction:
- Visual: taking your eyes off the road
- Manual: taking your hands off the wheel
- Cognitive: taking your mind off driving
Texting can be considered one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving because it combines visual, manual and cognitive distractions. Other forms include: setting navigation systems, talking on the phone or with other passengers, adjusting the radio, eating or drinking. Simply put, anytime your attention is diverted from the road, you’re distracted.
Although Distracted Driving Awareness Month is coming to a close — remember to stay focused on safe driving today, and every day.
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