Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tip of the Day: A Guide to Distracted Driving in the United States

For those of our readers who are destined for the US as a tourism or business traveler, please see the below website for a state-by-state breakdown of the fifty US states that prohibit distracted driving offenses.

To avoid a "moving" violation that can cost you BIG money, see the below website in BLUE:

"Distracted driving" is defined as:

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:
  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • 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.
The best way to end distracted driving is to educate all Americans and visitors to the US about the danger it poses. 

On this page, you'll find facts and statistics that are powerfully persuasive. If you don't already think distracted driving is a safety problem, please take a moment to learn more. 

And, as with everything on http://www.distraction.gov, please share these facts with others. Together, we can help save lives.

http://www.distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/facts-and-statistics