By Art Liggio, President and CEO, Driving Dynamics
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Summary of Statistical Findings (DOT HS 812 381), every day crashes that involve a distracted driver kill nine plus people and injures more than 1,000.
With April being National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it is the perfect opportunity to have a conversation with your drivers about the types of distracted driving and how best to avoid them. When drivers understand the behaviors that contribute to dangerous distractions, they gain valuable insight which puts them on a road to positive change and self-improvement behind the wheel.
When it comes to distracted driving, there are three types: visual, manual, cognitive. Here is a brief description of each one, along with typical scenarios which depict a potential underlying cause.
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