April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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Most of us know and understand that texting and driving is dangerous, so why do so many people still do it?

It may only take a couple of seconds to glance at your phone but think of it this way.  If you are driving on the highway at 60 mph, your eyes are off the road for the same equivalent as you driving across a football field.

In the United States, approximately nine people are killed every day from distracted driving accidents and more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes that happened because of a distracted driver.

Drive responsibly. Keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.  If there is something you feel you need to look at, take a minute and pull over to check and respond.

Text messaging increases the risk of crash or near-crash by 23 times. The fatal crash rate for teens is 3 times greater than for drivers age 20 and over. Driver distraction is responsible for more than 58% of teen crashes.

Over 80% of drivers admit to blatantly hazardous behavior while driving, such as changing clothes, steering with a foot, painting nails, or even shaving.

People who text and drive statistically spend 10% of their time on the road outside their lane.

Our team at John Scott Insurance Agency wants to make sure you and your loved ones are safe and protected.  We can’t be in the car with you but we can help you insure your vehicle.  Call us today to get a review of your policy to make sure you are covered fully in case of any accidents in the future.

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