Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. Alldistractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:
But, because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction.
The best way to end distracted driving is to educate all Americans about the danger it poses. On this page, you'll find facts and statistics that are powerfully persuasive. If you don't already think distracted driving is a safety problem, please take a moment to learn more. And, as with everything on Distraction.gov, please share these facts with others. Together, we can help save lives.
The CDC estimates that over a thousand people are injured every day in accidents as the result of distracted driving. Let’s put an end to this frightening epidemic.
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