APRIL IS DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH
Did you know one in three teens who text said they have done so while driving? Research found that dialing a phone number while driving increases a teen’s risk of crashing by six times, and texting while driving increases the risk by 23 times. Talking or texting on the phone takes a teen’s focus off the task of driving and significantly reduces their ability to react to a roadway hazard, an incident, or inclement weather. Taking eyes off the road even for five seconds could cost a life.
The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) reminds us to keep...Eyes on the Road. Hands on the Wheel. Mind on the Drive. All the time.