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Children are a Common Distraction When Driving

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving claims the lives of more than 3,500 people each year. Distracted driving is defined as anything that takes a person’s attention away from the road, which includes talking on the phone or in person, changing the radio station, or using the navigation system. According to a recent article by ABC News, driving with children in the backseat of a car is also one of the most common and potential distractions.

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Distracted Drivers Cause Accidents

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the odds of getting into a collision are two times more likely when a person takes his or her eyes off of the road for just two seconds. Recently, the University of Utah conducted a study which found that a motor vehicle’s navigation system is extremely distracting to a driver. According to the study, on average, it takes approximately 40 seconds to program a navigation system while operating a motor vehicle.

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Danger in a Parking Garage or Lot

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The holiday season is approaching. It is time to be extra cautious as holiday traffic, hazardous road conditions, and drunk drivers leaving holiday parties will begin to increase. In addition, pay extra attention when pulling in and out of a parking garage or parking lot, because failing to do so may result in death or serious injuries to those around you.

 

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National Teen Driver Safety Week 2016

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October 16th marked the beginning of National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW). The theme for this year is “talk to your kids about the 5 to Drive.” The 5 to drive campaign was started by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to highlight the top five safety issues leading to accidents amongst teen drivers.

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