There are a million excuses to pick up your phone when driving, but none of them are good. When you get behind the wheel, JUST DRIVE!
The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety's Mission is to save lives and prevent injuries on the state’s roads and highways through leadership, innovation, facilitation, project and program support, and work in partnership with other public and private organizations.
Did you know?
• In 2017 3,166 Americans were killed by distracted driving.
• It is far too easy when driving to become distracted. Drivers are eating and drinking, talking to people in their vehicle, fiddling with the GPS, entertainment system or radio (set it to a station and leave it). Doing tasks that takes their attention away from the task of safe driving.
• Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.
• You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.
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