When most people think of distracted driving, they think of texting and driving. However, there are many things that you can do behind the wheel that are considered “distracted driving”.
What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is driving while doing any activity that takes your attention away from the road. This includes being on electronics, eating or drinking, or fiddling with the radio or GPS. You cannot drive safely unless driving has your full attention.
What Causes Distracted Driving?
According to Safe Start, there are 10 major causes of distracted driving.
How Many Car Accidents Are Caused By Distracted Driving?
In Arizona in 2018, 57,515 car accidents were caused by some form of distracted driving. That means that about 45% of all accidents in Arizona were caused by some sort of distraction- which may have been easily avoided.
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For more information about distracted driving in the Phoenix Valley, check out these resources.
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