Thursday, March 25, 2021

Ditch the Distractions

Distracted driving is the leading cause of fatal crashes in New Jersey.

Driver inattention was a contributing factor in at least 28 percent of all fatal crashes, according to the State Police. Nationwide it claimed 3,1242 lives in 2019, according to NHTSA.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has designated April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving is an epidemic.

New Jersey law prohibits the use of a hand-held cell phones to talk or text while driving. But distraction isn’t limited to cell phones. Eating, drinking, changing the radio station or entering an address into GPS while driving can distract a driver.

It only takes a few seconds of distracted driving for a crash to occur. When you’re driving, remember to keep your focus on the road. Doing so will help ensure you and those around you get to their destinations safely.