Distracted Driving Resources

Cell Phone / Texting

We’ve all seen distracted drivers – and despite our best intentions, we’ve likely been distracted ourselves at times. The CDC estimates that over a thousand people are injured every day in accidents resulting from distracted driving. Here’s a collection of distracted driving articles and resources. (Click any heading to learn more):

Distracted Drivers Feel Addicted to Technology Behind the Wheel
There is a very disturbing reason we feel the need to use our phones when we’re behind the wheel – we have become so addicted to technology that we depend on it even when we know it’s dangerous to do so.

Distracted Driving: Preventable and Deadly
This resource provides not only the alarming statistics of how frequently we drive while we’re preoccupied, but also offers suggestions on how to put an end to this trend.

Hands-free Devices Distract Drivers for 27 Seconds After Use
Although those of us who enable hands-free devices in our vehicles have the best intentions, these gadgets don’t make us immune to being distracted and putting ourselves and others in harm’s way.

Road Rules for Little Passengers
Our little ones can be a source of distraction while driving if we don’t exercise extreme caution while they’re in the car. Help to ensure that your kids travel safely with these important tips.

How to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Car
I frequently travel with my dog in the front seat. I never realized how this is not only an unsafe practice for my dog, but is also a constant source of distraction for me even on quick trips!

Distracted Driving Awareness Month
The National Safety Council has named April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.