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WHAT IS DISTRACTED DRIVING?
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.
Gauging your distraction: Play a quick distraction game on below linkhttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/19/technology/20090719-driving-game.html
Distracted driving is the one major cause of accidents all over the world. Everyday we do this but don't realize how dangerous it is for our self and others on the roadways. Cell phone hand held use is a major cause of fatalities. Avoid it!. Sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent-at 55 mph-of driving the length of an entire football field, blind. :o
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