The Challenges of safe Driving
- Red lights
7.3 million red light violations every year are result of distracted driving
Children are 12 times more distracting to a driver than talking on a cell phone
- Fleet Truck
7 out of 10 fleet companies have written policies to regulate distracted driving
Nearly 50,000 cyclists were killed or injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2011
- Cell Phones
660, 000 drivers are using cell phones while driving at any given moment during the day
- Car Radio
25% of car accidents in the US are a result of driver distractions -changing the station changes your focus from the road to the radio
Drivers who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be in or near a crash?
Based on a recent survey, 50% of teens use their cell phone while driving, both to talk and text
84% of pet owners travel with their pets in automobile
70% of people admit to eating while driving
The Three Key Types of Distraction
Taking your eyes off the the wheel
Taking your eyes off the road
Taking your mind off driving
5 Tips For Safe Driving
- Put your phone on silent to avoid temptation from incoming calls and messages. If you need to make a call, pull over to a safe area first.
- Make sure you are well rested before any road trip. To avoid drowsiness, take turns driving or take breaks to fuel up on food and water.
- Prepare for the drive ahead – eat, review maps, program your favorite radio stations – before any road trip.
- Obey posted speed limits and always maintain a safe distance from other vehicle on the road.
- Talk to your kids about safe driving habits before they reach driving age and remember they will learn by example!