If you haven’t made a New Year’s resolution yet, consider this – pledge not to drive while distracted. According to the most recent national data, 3,154 people were killed in crashes involving all distracted drivers in 2013, which includes texting and driving. Further, an estimated 424,000 people were injured in distraction-affected crashes that year. Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, which is like driving blind at 55 mph for the length of an entire football field
Please, pay attention to the road, don’t text and drive or operate other electronic devices, and remember to always wear your seat belt. Let’s all stay safe in 2016!