Approximately 9 deaths and more than 1,000 injuries happen each day in the U.S. in crashes involving distracted drivers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. Learn how to avoid these dangerous crashes and keep American roads safe.
Distractions are activities that divert attention from driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), common distractions behind the wheel include:
These distractions may seem minor, but they can cause extensive harm. A text that removes your eyes from the road for 5 seconds when you are traveling at 55 mph leaves you blind to the road for the entire length of a football field.
Distractions are deadly. The moment you allow a distraction to remove your focus from driving, your risk of a deadly crash increases significantly. Information provided by The Zebra states that:
To prevent deadly distractions from harming you or other drivers on the road, follow the tips listed below.
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