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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is defined as driving while engaged in another activity, thereby taking focus away from the road. Examples include, but are not limited to: texting, using a cell phone, grooming, eating or drinking, talking to passengers, reading, adjusting the music selection, utilizing a navigation system, etc. In the United States and in 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes! Our youngest and least experienced drivers are especially at risk. The NHTSA reports that drivers in their twenties make up 27 percent of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes. Still, mature drivers are not exempt from danger. During daylight hours, more than 660,000 vehicles are being driven by drivers using a hand-held cell phone.|Read Full Article

Other Resources
Allstate's Teen Driver Pledge • Allstate Insurance Company
Beyond Texting: Avoid All Distractions While Driving • The Allstate Blog
Facts About Teen Driving • SafeRoads4Teens
Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving
Distracted Driving Information • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Distracted Driving: One Call Can Change Everything • National Safety Council
Health in the News
New bill could make texting and driving a primary offense in Florida • Tech Crunch
Teen-Created Smart Steering Wheel Tackles Distracted Driving • Brand Channel
New bill could make texting and driving a primary offense in Florida • WFTV
MORE HEALTH Distracted Driving PSA
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