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These distractions take your attention away from the road and can pose a serious threat to your safety—as well as the safety of those around you. CAA is passionate about protecting Canadian drivers and helping you understand the impacts of distracted driving, and what you can do about it.
While some distractions may be unavoidable, eliminating preventable distractions before you get behind the wheel not only makes driving less stressful, but it can also save lives.
Click on the video to see our award-winning public service announcement reminding drivers of the impacts of distracted driving. Statistics Distracted driving takes your eyes, and mind, off the road.
Here are some surprising statistics on distracted driving: AAA, 1 Canadians say that texting while driving is one of the biggest threats to their personal safety on the road. Police across Canada say that distracted driving has caused more collisions than impaired drivers.
This is why it is important to always stay focused on the road. Take a look at our tips to avoid distractions and help keep our roads safe. Learn More Crash Odds Drivers engaged in the following distractions are more likely to be in a crash or near crash event compared with non-distracted drivers.
Text messaging texting on a cell phone up to 8X Talking on a cell phone up to 4X.All of the students reported owning a cell phone and hearing cell phones ring in their daily lives quite frequently (79% said 5 or more times daily; 21% said 3 to 4 times daily).
Students felt that hearing cell phones ring in the environment was moderately distracting (M = , SD = ). But what about talking on a cell phone while driving? Cell Phone Conversations Are Distracted Driving.
Talking on a cell phone is not illegal in Florida but it does distract you from driving and is a cause of thousands of car accidents a year in Florida. Each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1, injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.
1 Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving.
As one of the most visible sources of distracted driving, cell phone use has attracted much of the focus on distraction to date. A AAA Foundation report reviewed dozens of studies and concluded that any cell phone use roughly quadruples crash risk.
In this Dec. 19, photo, a motorist talks on a cell phone while driving on an expressway in Chicago. A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a. Learn Why We Must Keep Our Minds on Driving and Off Our Cell Phones Get the Free White Paper, 'Understanding the Distracted Brain' Eighty percent of the people who responded to a National Safety Council survey said they are not aware of the driver distraction and crash risks associated with using hands-free cell phones.