April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month –
According to the CDC in 2016, 3,450 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers. In 2015, 391,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. Often distracted driving is centered around cell phone use but can include various other activities such as: eating, talking, adjusting the GPS, radio or climate controls. Approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 injured daily in the United States in incidents that are reported as involving a distracted driver.
Do you think distracted driving doesn’t apply to you?
In this video, an actual RV transporter is cruising down I-65 south of Birmingham, AL, in the right lane. The driver became distracted. They did not see the semi truck in the passing lane on their left side.
What happens next may result in catastrophic damage, injury and death…
Thankfully, by the grace of God, both drivers reacted in time to avoid a potential catastrophic event. When the driver was interviewed, they did not even remember drifting into an oncoming truck’s path. This is a lesson for each of you.
Remember to avoid the risks associated with distracted driving.
Keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, and mind on driving!
Have a great day and a safe trip!