85% Of Crashes Result From Distractions

Posted on December 16, 2014 by - Also by this author

That's right, girlfriend. You give your silly boyfriend and his toy The HAND while you drive. Don't let him distract you, or move in with you. You go girl, and get lower insurance premiums than those bad boys.
That's right, girlfriend. You give your silly boyfriend and his toy The HAND while you drive. Don't let him distract you, or move in with you. You go girl, and get lower insurance premiums than those bad boys.

I have written about this before but it is becoming an epidemic: Distracted driving!  People are talking on their phones, texting, putting on make-up, reading, eating and who knows what else in this fast paced high-tech electronic world we live in.

While you might think you can multitask, the main focus should be on driving when you are operating a vehicle. A momentary distraction can easily cause you to miss a hazard before it is too late.

Even tuning into radio stations, looking at GPS devices, adjusting climate controls, or reaching for an object can all cause a distraction that leads to a fatality. Maybe yours, or maybe a pedestrian.

In a study conducted by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, 85 out of 100 crashes were attributed to one of the distractions mentioned above. I would like to repeat that: 85 out of 100. Don't try to defy the odds. Sooner or later your number will come up. DRIVE THE VEHICLE and focus on your driving.

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