Editor’s Note: Safety Moment is a monthly feature by Kyle Black from Seneca Meadows.
Eight people will die today due to distracted driving. – Source CDC
What defines distracted driving?
- Taking your eyes off the road.
- Taking your hands off the wheel.
- Taking your mind off driving.
What behaviors are examples of distracted driving?
- Texting or emailing
- Adjusting radio or climate controls
- Attending to children
Who is most at risk?
- Young adult and teen drivers
Our children take after the examples we set for them, and being a good example for each other when we are driving is a good way to encourage good driving behavior. As passengers helping our drivers with radio and climate controls, and speaking up when our driver becomes distracted is a great coaching and correcting strategy.
Finally, we encourage everyone to make a personal commitment and take the pledge at ItCanWait.com.
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