CELL PHONE USE WAS REPORTED IN 18 % OF DISTRACTED RELATED DEATHS IN AMERICA
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. Thanks to grants from the Allstate Foundation, Safe America has been teaching youth throughout metro Atlanta about dangers of texting while driving for nearly a decade.
Safe America's programming informs youth of the consequences of texting while driving through school-based lunchtime programs and encourages them to commit to not texting and driving. These types of anti-distracted driving messages also feature prominently at all Safe America's driving safety events, expos, and contests: including the annual Brain Camp and our Chalk 1 up 4 Safety contest.
Why Focus on Texting?
Text messaging takes your eyes, hands and mind away from focusing on driving a vehicle.It's by far the most dangerous form of distracted driving. However, all distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:
- Using a cell phone or smartphone
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Reading, including maps
- Using a navigation system
- Watching a video
- Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player