Distracted Driving Awareness Month
April has officially been named Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
I am not so sure I agree that new legislation needs to be written, but I certainly agree that an ounce of prevention is worth pounds of cure.
Yes, insurance is there to help with the financial cconsequences of terrible accidents such as those portrayed in the aattached video, but it can’t restore permanent injuries or bring back the life of a loved one.
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:
- Using a cell phone or smartphone
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Reading, including maps
- Using a navigation system
- Watching a video
- Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
But, because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction.
Make it a great day – Be careful!