Distracted driving seems to be the norm now, which is downright scary. Here are some facts that might help keep your eyes on the road:
1. The average time your eyes are off the road is 5 seconds. That's enough time to go the length of a football field if you're speed is 55 mph.
2. Texting is the most dangerous form of distracted driving because it requires visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver.
3. Ten percent of all drivers ages 15-19 that were involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crashes.
4. Texting is not the only type of distracted driving. Other forms: eating, reading, applying make-up, sexual encounters (for real!), arguing, dealing with rambunctious children, looking at sights outside of the vehicle, unsecured pets, and adjusting electronics.
5. Talking on a cell phone quadruples your risk of an accident, which is about the same as if you were driving drunk. That risk doubles if you are texting.
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