Hands-Free Driving Does Not Equal Risk-Free Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013, 3,154 people were killed and 424,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.  Distracted driving is defined as any activity which could divert an individual’s attention away from their primary task of driving.  These can include cell phone use, texting, grooming, eating and drinking, talking to passengers, reading maps, using a navigation system, watching a video, or adjusting the car … [Read more...]

The Importance of Paying Attention While Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, 3,328 individuals in the United States died and 421,000 were injured in automobile accidents caused by distracted driving.  NHTSA defines distracted driving as “any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.”  This includes not only talking (with or without a hands free device) or texting on a cell phone, but eating and drinking, grooming, talking to passengers, reading … [Read more...]