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It’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

  • Be a good role model.
    • Always follow the rules of the road. Your friends will potentially follow you if you encourage safe driving behavior.
  • Get involved
    • Involvement goes beyond just reading about the problem but get involved in ways such as enforcing no distractions while driving.
      • Establish rules in the car for the driver regardless of the age they may be. You can never be too cautious.
    •  The text can wait.  In 2017, 3,166 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.
  • Have a conversation before the car starts
    • If the conversation is important, talk it out before you driving on the road.
    • Fasten your seatbelt as soon as you get in the car and turn all distractions off, silence can be a blessing sometimes.
  • There are three main types of distracted driving:
    • Visual- Taking your eyes off the road.
    • Manual- Taking your hands off the wheel.
    • Cognitive- Taking your mind off what you’re doing.

IT IS NOT WORTH IT! Saving time on driving by driving distracted is not worth your life. You are worth more than that text, phone call, email, etc. Automobile-related fatalities are still the number on cause of teen deaths in America

This information is originally from Teens in the Driver Seat,  Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Stop Text Stop Wrecks and GDOT.

This post was prepared by Safe Kids Georgia Intern, Shivani Patel.

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