Safety Administration (NHTSA), of the nearly 33,000 roadway fatalities in 2012,
there were 3,328 fatalities and approximately 421,000 injuries in distracted
crash involving texting and driving, but texting is not the only cause of
relate to this. You are out doing
errands and one child needs their water bottle.
Then another child needs a snack.
Then they are both yelling because you vowed not to turn on the Frozen
soundtrack again in the car. It seems
like there is always something, and often, instead of pulling over, I try and
get what the child needs while still driving.
Is this safe? No, absolutely not.
crash that put me in the hospital for several weeks with a long list of
injuries due to the driver speeding. Because of this I have certain
anxieties when it comes to driving with my kids.
drivers are giving to actual driving is diminishing. There are so many directions that your
attention can go in the car, whether it is to your phone that keeps dinging
with a new text message, your children in the back seat needing something,
changing the radio station, or trying to eat a quick meal on the go.
any vehicle is the driver. The AAOS
and the Auto Alliance urges all
drivers to keep their most sophisticated safety features engaged at all times:
eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
what they will most likely end up doing when they are older. This is especially important to talk about
when it comes to teens and driving. It
is our responsibility to show them that paying attention to driving is our
first priority, not answering that text.
commitment to #DecideToDrive with
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