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Drive Safer by Avoiding Distractions

While technology has made the world better in many ways, it has also led to a higher number of automobile accidents across the United States. In short, any distraction, technology related or not, can improve the chance of a driver being involved in an accident.

By avoiding distractions you can instantly become a safer driver. Here are a few details to consider:

  • In 2012, approximately 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents involving a distracted driver
  • At any given daylight time in the United States, 660,000 drivers are using a cell phone or other electronic device while driving
  • Using a cell phone while driving is a big distraction, but don’t forget others such as: eating, communicating with passengers, and interacting with your vehicle (such as using a GPS system)

A distracted driver has a better chance of being involved in an accident. Do yourself a favor and keep your mind on the task at hand.

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