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Distracted Driving Statistics

Distracted Driving Statistics

Distracted Driving Statistics – It’s a constant temptation, and it can seem harmless. Just checking one text on the way to work or the grocery store usually won’t cause an accident. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checking that text will take your eyes off of the road for an average of five seconds. If you are traveling at a mere 55 miles per hour, you will have traveled the entire distance of a football field before your eyes are back on the road. Driving without looking at the road is like driving blind, and distracted drivers cause hundreds of thousands of accidents in the United States every year.