Distracted driving is a dangerous habit. Each year, thousands of people are killed and hundreds of thousands are injured in accidents caused by distracted drivers.
Distractions include texting, talking on the phone, eating, and engaging in other activities that take your attention away from the road.
Why are these behaviors so dangerous? Sending or reading a text message, for example, takes your eyes off the road for just under 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that would be like driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.
Learn more about distracted driving and become part of the solution. Get the facts and statistics at http://www.distraction.gov/index.html. There you can also see the faces and hear the stories of those affected, check out a design challenge for teens or take the pledge to help end distracted driving.