Distracted Driving (Infographic)
Year in and year out, the number of accidents caused by distracted driving increase. The number of deaths caused by distracted driving in 2009 was nearly 5,500 people according to the NHTSA. An estimated 448,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. It is important that visitors to this site understand that your likelihood of being involved in an automobile accident increases dramatically if you drive distracted. Distracted driving is any type of action that takes an individual’s attention away from the road and the act of driving. Distracted driving puts everyone on the road in danger. Some of the most common types of distracted driving include: texting and driving, eating while driving, grooming and driving, talking to passengers, cell phones, smart phones, GPS, eating while driving, watching a video, using the radio. Our lives have become easier and faster over the past years with the introduction of smart phones, cell phones, GPS, and other gadgets. One of the main problems that go with this new daily ease is more distractions. These distractions become extremely deadly to humans when it comes to driving. This distracted driving infographic was made to visually help people realize the true dangers and costs of distracted driving.