NTSB forum on Attentive Driving: Countermeasures to Distraction

No Texting and Driving!

Distracted Driving

Each day, more than 15 people are killed and more than 1,200 people are injured in crashes that were reported to involve a distracted driver. Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving; these activities can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash.

Texting and Driving Kills!

There are three main types of distraction:

Visual—taking your eyes off the road;

Manual—taking your hands off the wheel; and

Cognitive—taking your mind off what you are doing.

Distracted driving activities include things like using a cell phone, texting, and eating. Using in-vehicle technologies (such as navigation systems) can also be sources of distraction. While any of these distractions can endanger the driver and others, texting while driving is especially dangerous because it combines all three types of distraction.

See: http://www.distraction.gov/

See: http://northwesternda.org/distracted-driving

See: http://www.cdc.gov/Motorvehiclesafety/Distracted_Driving/

http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2012/attentive_driving/index.html

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