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Jun 12

Distracted Driving

STATISTICS AND SUGGESTIONS

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day more than 9 people are killed, and more than 1,060 people are injured in automobile crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Don’t drive distracted!

There are three primary types of driving distractions: Visual, Manual, and Cognitive.

Avoiding visual distractions:

  • Keep your eyes on the road!
  • Pull over if you need to read directions.
  • Put your cellular phone in “Do Not Disturb” mode.

Avoiding manual distractions:

  • Keep your cell phone out of easy reach.
  • Make all adjustments to steering wheel, seat, etc. before you begin driving.
  • Don’t reach for items while on the road.
  • Avoiding cognitive distractions:
  • Avoid phone calls – even “hands-free.”
  • Keep your focus on the road.
  • Keep your emotions in check.

T. S. S., Inc. offers a live or on-line based employee awareness training on the subject of distracted driving. Contact one of out offices for more information.

By Eric Bartholomew