[Infographic] The Dangers of Distracted Driving
There are many distractions that come your way while driving; other drivers on the road, billboard ads, your backseat passengers, to name a few. However, the one type of distraction that is increasing the most amongst drivers is the use of hand-held cell phones while on the road. Texting and driving may not seem like a big deal, but it is more dangerous than you think.
The Dangers of Using a Hand-Held Device While Driving
At any given moment, approximately 660,000 American drivers are using a cell phone or other electronic device when operating their vehicle. This raises a concern.
You Can’t Multitask and Drive
- 5 seconds is the minimum amount of time your attention is off the road while checking your phone
- At 55 mph, that equates to driving one football field without looking
- Those who text and drive spend around 10% of their time out of their own lane
Hands-Free Driving Laws
To make sure drivers are being safe while on the road, several states have passed hands-free driving laws, including more recent laws in California and Washington. Distracted driving laws prohibit the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving, even if stopped at a light. No text or social media post is important enough to divert your attention away from the road ahead and put your safety at risk.
The infographic below shows the different statistics that come along with using your hand-held cell phone while driving.
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