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DID YOU KNOW?

Distracted driving is the number one cause of accidents. What is distracted driving? Well, there are three types according to the U.S. Department of Transportation:

1. Visual – eyes off the road
2. Manual – hands off wheel
3. Cognitive – mind off driving

TEXTING WHILE DRIVING INVOLVES ALL THREE TYPES OF DISTRACTIONS!!!

Consider this:

  • Wireless Devices (primarily cell phones) are the #1 Driver Distraction.
  • Texting while driving involves the highest degree of Driver Distraction.
  • Number of texts per person per day is expected to nearly triple from 53 (2009) to 152 (2013).

This is a horrible problem we are dealing with nationally. REPORTS say that 16% of deaths involved driver distraction in 2009 (5,474 deaths). Research suggests this statistic is MUCH higher.

For more information on Texting and Driving, visit:

End Distracted Driving
No Distracted Driving
The Sharon Education Foundation

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