4/9/2013 11:49 PM

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Despite the risks, many people still engage in accident causing driving behaviors that are otherwise preventable. Here are some sombering statistics as to why some may call distractive driving a national epidemic:

~Approximately 86% of drivers say they ate while driving

~37% of drivers have sent or received text messages while driving

~36% adult drivers said they have read maps while driving

~Younger drivers were more likely to be distracted drivers, while men were most likely to drive sleepy, drunk, or reading a map

~Most people are aware that distracted driving is dangerous, but do it anyway.

As part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the National Safety Councis has issued a website where you can pledge to drive distraction free (from cell use) not only for the month of April but for the rest of the year. Pledge to be distraction free for your safety, the safety of your family and your community.


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