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Even one distraction could cost you everything

According to recent studies, driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes.  Based on these nationwide findings nearly 80 % of all crashes and 65 % of near-crashes involved some form of driver inattention within 3 seconds before the event.  Primary causes of driver inattention are distracting activities, such as adjusting the radio, talking to passengers, eating and drinking, talking on cell phone and sending text messages.
 
According to data in Kentucky during 2014, there were more than 53,500 collisions where driver distraction was noted as a factor.  These crashes resulted in more than14,000 injuries and 170 fatalities.  These numbers account for 42% of the total crashes and 25% of the total fatal crashes occuring on Kentucky's roadways last year.

 

 

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Tips for Managing Distractions
 
• Keep 100% of your attention on driving

• Practice defensive driving  − be aware of others around you and expect the   unexpected. 

• Don’t use a cell phone or any other electronic device while driving.  Pull   over to talk or text.

• Pull over if you must talk or to eat. It takes only a few minutes. 

• Give yourself time to react. Keep a two second cushion between you and        the car in front of you.

• Don’t speed − it gives you less time to react.

Always wear your seat belt and drive sober! 
 

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Education
One of the newest education programs offered by The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is our D2 (Distracted Driving) Simulator to address the issues and dangers of distracted driving.
 
For more information on the D2 (Distracted Driving) Simulator, please click here -
D2 (Distracted Driving) Simulator Info
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