AAA: Distracted Driving is a growing danger

Franklin to crack down on distracted driving

Although they include activities such as talking, eating or adjusting radios or navigation devices among distracted driving, NHTSA researchers classified texting as the most alarming distraction. "But doing these things can have deadly consequences while driving on our city's street".

"The Foundation's work offers insight on drivers' attitudes toward traffic safety and their behaviors, so we can better understand the issue and identify potential countermeasures to reduce crashes". 13,997 crashes as a result of distraction were reported in OH a year ago, which resulted in 51 fatal crashes.

If you struggle to not text and drive, put the cellphone in the trunk or back seat of your vehicle until you arrive at your final destination. The Clovis Police Department is joining law enforcement throughout the state to step up enforcement and awareness efforts The department encourages drivers to have a designated texter to respond to messages and keep drivers off their phones.

Roughly 49 percent said they have recently talked on a handheld phone while driving. That study was conducted between 2012 and 2016, before the state implemented its hands-free law in October 2017.

Since 2013, there have been 64,908 crashes caused by distracted drivers in Ohio.




"We're proud to partner with AAA on this important campaign", said Bob Stuart, Hertz Executive Vice President of Global Sales. During April drivers will see an increased law enforcement presence on the roadways.

Erin R. Murphy, program manager of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention for Lorain County Public Health, coordinates the Lorain County Safe Communities Coalition.

According to a 2014 report in the New England Journal of Medicine, the risk of a crash or near-crash among novice drivers increased with the performance of many secondary tasks, including texting and dialing cell phones.

State law prohibits texting while driving, subjecting violators to a fine of $50.

When the Travelers Risk Index findings are compared with data from TrueMotion's smartphone telematics apps that monitor driving behaviors, including distraction, the results show that almost 40 percent of drivers are distracted for an average of 15 minutes per hour driven.

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