As anyone who has completed the Drug & Alcohol course knows, a texting driver is 23 times more likely to be involved in an auto accident than a non-texting driver. We all know that, in theory, a simple distraction – such as reading a text message or answering your cell phone can lead to devastating consequences if you’re behind the wheel. But, have you ever stopped to really consider just how much a few seconds of taking your eyes off the road to send a text can make a difference?
Just in time for Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the NHTSA has launched new videos to show us just how dangerous distracted driving can be (Distraction.gov).
Here is an example of one of the new videos, which drives home the point that if you are texting, you’re not driving. What do you think?
Visit NHTSA’s YouTube channel to view the rest of the videos in the campaign. Then, report back! Let us know in the comments – which do you think is the most powerful?