Distracted driving: a clear and present danger

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November 1, 2017

Distracted driving: a clear and present danger

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately nine people are killed and over 1,000 injured each day in the United States in distracted driving crashes.  Distracted driving is defined as doing anything while driving that takes your attention away from driving. Types of distraction The CDC cites three primary types of distraction.  They include: Visual Manual Cognitive When most people think of distracted driving, the first thing that comes to mind is a visual distraction.  This involves taking one’s eyes off the road.  Texting or operating a navigational system are common examples.  The CDC states that at […]