April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
People drive distracted every day in every community across the country. Distracting driving involves any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. These types of distractions include: texting, using a cell phone, eating and drinking, grooming, reading - including a map, using a navigation system, watching a video, adjusting a radio. But, because text messaging requires visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distration. In 2013, 3,154 peopler were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers and another 434,000 people were injured. To learn more and to take action against distracted driving visit www.distraction.gov. Be a safety advocate for your friends, family, and neighbors.