Don’t Become a Statistic: Stay Alert on the Road

Did you know that car accidents are the leading cause of teenage death in the United States? Further, did you know that over 75% of traffic crashes are a result of distracted drivers? While it is true that the primary source of distraction for teens is texting, there are plenty of other distractions.

Here are a few more statistics related to driving distractions:

  • If you reach for a dropped CD while driving, you are nine times more likely to be in a car crash.
  • If you try to read while behind the wheel, you are four times more likely to be involved in a traffic accident.
  • If you try to apply makeup or other personal grooming behavior, you triple your chances of having a car accident.
  • If you try to eat while behind the wheel, you nearly double your chances of crashing.

Here’s the true game changer: you are 23 times more likely to be in a vehicle accident if you attempt to text and drive.

These statistics should ensure that every driver – teens and adults, alike – stay alert while behind the wheel of a vehicle. It may take a second to do a simple task while driving, but it also only takes a second for a vehicle to swerve in front of you or for another event to occur that could cause you to have an accident.

To learn more about driving distractions or for an auto insurance quote, contact 1st Community Insurance.

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 at 9:00am by tanya. Filed under: Article Archives
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