Road Safety Awareness

The Issues and Consequences

When you're driving, and someone sends you a message, don't get it. If you were running late, and didn't eat breakfast- too bad for you. There are many dangers of distracted driving, whether it be eating, talking on the phone, replying to a text, listening to music too loudly, drug and alcohol use, or even passenger's actions. You need to pay attention to the road at all times, and you shouldn't be doing anything else, other than driving.

Cell phones are the number one distraction among drivers, and over 80% of all distracted driving accidents, end in death. Distracted drivers are three times more likely to have accidents, too, and overall, research states that 20-30% of all collisions are caused by a distracted driver.

You should make sure you're always ready for the safest drive possible- cell phone off, you're sober, the music isn't on too loudly, and your passengers are being respectful to you. Children are more distracting than adults as passengers, so make sure that you don't get distracted by them.

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