It defies belief we feel comfortable doing so many other things while we operate vehicles traveling at speeds measured in miles per hour.
Even before cell phones, people thought little to nothing of taking their eyes off the road to read maps, apply makeup, eat and drink or turn to tell the kids in the back seat to settle down, all while operating a moving car or truck. This common practice leads to injury and fatalities every day.
According to an FMCSA study, (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) driver inattention is the leading factor in crashes and near-crashes.
Nearly 80% of these crashes involved drivers taking their eyes or attention off the road in the three seconds before the crash or near-crash.
Just a few seconds of attention to something other than your driving and the consequences can be life-threatening.
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