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What’s a Distraction?

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What’s a Distraction? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration uses the following definitions of things drivers are distracted by that contribute to motor vehicle crashes.
• Other occupants
• Moving objects in the vehicle, like pets or a dropped object
• Talking on the cell phone. including “hands-free” or a Bluetooth-enabied phone
• Dialing or text-messaging on the cellphone or wireless e-mail device
• Adjusting audio or climate controls
• Reaching for a device or object in the vehicle
• Eating, drinking or smoking • Daydreaming or not paying attention to the road
• Outside person, object or event like animals or a previous crash”
(National Underwriter)

Age Group Percent of all Distracted Drivers in Fatal Crashes
Ages 15 – 19 9%
Ages 20 – 29 27%
Ages 30 – 39 19%
Ages 40 – 49 14%
Ages 50 – 59 12%
Ages 60 – 69 7%
Ages 70+ 10%

(National Underwriter)
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