Distracted driving kills more than 3,000-4,000 and injuries another 400,000-600,000 people each year. At any given daylight moment across America, 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or other electronic devices while driving.
The average time the eyes of distracted drivers are off the road is 5 seconds. At 55 mph, this is equivalent to traveling the length of a football field blindfolded!
I’ll be raising awareness each Wednesday on #Periscope (2pm ET) and I need your help. Please share if you care and join me in supporting a zero tolerance on distracted driving! [watch today’s recorded Periscope here]
My Periscope shows on distracted driving will be shared each Wednesday on Twitter and you can watch from your desktop here.
Please reach out and contact me if you’d like to schedule a show or interview around this important topic. To learn more and to support this effort, please reach out to these two excellent resources:
Joel Feldman (lost his daughter Casey) EndDD.org (and on Twitter @end_dd )
Tom Tiberi (lost his daughter Maria) MariasMessage.com (on Twitter @mariasmessage )
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UPDATE: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 22, 2015) – Potentially unsafe mental distractions can persist for as long as 27 seconds after dialing, changing music or sending a text using voice commands, according to surprising new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Read these new statistics…