Distractions

Published 10/26 2011 10:45PM

Updated 10/26 2011 10:54PM

Distracted driving is a serious, life-threatening practice and we will not rest until we stop it.

We are leading the effort but you are the key to preventing distracted driving. The message is simple - Put it down!

Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of crashing.

While all distractions can endanger drivers' safety, texting is the most alarming because it involves all three types of distraction.

Other distracting activities include:

         Using a cell phone

         Eating and drinking

         Talking to passengers

         Grooming

         Reading, including maps

         Using a PDA or navigation system

         Watching a video

         Changing the radio station, CD, or Mp3 player.

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