You’ve likely seen or heard distracted driving related messages on TV, radio, the internet, roadway signs. While you may be familiar with the message, you probably don’t know the full extent of the devastation distracted driving has caused, and continues to cause day in and day out.
“After steady declines over the last four decades, highway fatalities last year recorded the largest annual percentage increase in 50 years. And the numbers so far this year are even worse. In the first six months of 2016, highway deaths jumped 10.4 percent, to 17,775, from the comparable period of 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.” -New York Times
The number of lives lost in preventable crashes is truly alarming. While government officials work to reduce the number of traffic related injuries and deaths it’s crucial that we as individuals seek ways to create safer roadways.
You can take the first step today but reading this article which will help you to identify common driver distractions. We also encourage you to pledge to drive distraction free.
Parents and educators of New York teenagers, click here to learn more about our free in school presentation designed to teach teenagers about the dangers of distracted driving.