Avoiding distractions while driving could save your life
You’ve seen them on the roads; you might even know a few of them. And you could be one yourself.
Distracted drivers come in all shapes, sizes, ages and experience levels. Even if you’re not one today, you could become one at any moment — in the time it takes you to answer your cell phone or check the kids in the back seat when you’re driving through Grayson, Dacula, or Braselton.
If you or someone else you know thinks you can drive just fine while talking on your phone, think about this: More than 450,000 people were injured in crashes that reportedly involved distracted driving in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More than 5,000 of those people died.
Distractions on the road come in many forms, according to www.distraction.gov, a U.S. Department of Transportation website. There are three main kinds of distractions:
Some tips to help you avoid all three kinds of distractions the next time you’re behind the wheel of your car.
Whenever you’re on the road, it’s not a time to multi-task. Focus on driving safely.
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