10 Statistics That Capture The Dangers of Texting and Driving. On June 8, a report was released stating that Tennessee bus crash that left two young girls and a teacher’s aide dead last December was the result of texting and driving.
James Davenport, the driver of the bus, was found dead in his home on June 1. While this story is tragic, texting and driving is far from unusual. A staggering 49 percent of adults admit to texting and driving, even though 98 percent of adults say they know the practice is unsafe. Below are 10 statistics that show how dangerous texting and driving really is. Number of Americans killed every day from motor vehicle accidents that involved distracted driving, such as using a cellphone, texting or eating. Texting and Driving Statistics - Distracted Driving Drives Up Risk. Shocking Statistics That Will Make You Think Twice About Grabbing Your Phone The numbers illustrating the dangers of cell phone use while driving are downright startling.
In fact, at any given time throughout the day, approximately 660,000 drivers are attempting to use their phones while behind the wheel of an automobile. Smartphones have made it easy for us to stay connected at all times. But that can pose serious safety risks if someone decides to check his or her text messages, emails, phone calls, or any other mobile applications while driving. Cell phone distraction rates are alarmingly high. General Cell Phone Statistics Note: These are the most recent statistics available. Texting and Driving Facts. You wouldn’t smack yourself in the face with a hammer, would you?
Of course not. But surprisingly, an alarming number of drivers respond to their texts while driving – which in our book, is about same as hammering your own face. Top 20 Safe Driving Tips. Hitting the road on your next trip?
Whether you're heading to Grandma's with the kids or hitting Route 66 for a cross-country jaunt, don't leave home without our tried and tested driving tips. Read on to learn more about avoiding traffic, saving money, and staying safe (and staying awake!) On your next road trip. On the Road Safety Topics, Tips & Training from NSC.org. Millions of people drive as part of their jobs.
Some are professionally trained drivers, many are not. If a job does not primarily involve driving, the employee often does not receive the same kind of safety management or engagement in driving safety that others may get. Employers need to manage the safety of their employees on the roads, just as they manage other risks in the workplace. Start with an understanding of keeping employees safe. The NSC Journey to Safety Excellence incorporates leadership and employee engagement, risk management, safety management systems and measurement. Nobody knows driver safety training like the people who pioneered it more than 50 years ago. Off-the-job crashes account for 80% of employer crash-related health benefit costs, and half of crash-related injuries cause employees to miss work. To prevent motor vehicle crashes involving their employees on and off the job, employers should: Driving Safety. 10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets. Steve Ross/Getty Images Advertisement - Continue Reading Below "The motorist is a source of revenue," says Richard Diamond.
And it's become his life's obsession to change that. By day, Diamond is the managing editor at The Washington Times. But by night, he is a relentless advocate for drivers. "Ticketing efforts have not gone down one bit," he says. 6 Tricks to Avoiding Speeding Tickets 1.
Understand that your car says a lot about you Most officers decide whether you're getting a ticket or a warning before they even approach your vehicle. A good rule of thumb is to keep your car maintained in such a way that you wouldn't be embarrassed to drive it to a job interview. Keep it clean, decluttered, and free of bumper stickers that are anti-police or pro-violence. Forgo aftermarket add-ons like spoilers, tinted windows, and neon undercarriage lights. Traffic Cop Tells All: How to Avoid Getting a Speeding Ticket (and Other Tips)
Okay, so the best way to avoid getting a speeding ticket is not to speed, but you knew that.
What you really want to know is, how do you speed and not get a ticket? One way: Go 189 m.p.h. That’s insane, of course, and you’d have to be to drive that fast anywhere not a speedway or the Bonneville Salt Flats, but according to former traffic cop Mike Brucks, that’s what it took for him to let a speeder go. “I clocked a guy on a crotch-rocket bike doing 189 mph,” said Brucks in an interview with Popular Mechanics. “Just let him go. (MORE: Speeding into the Future: Self-Driving Cars Are Now Legal in California) After working as a military traffic cop for six years, Brucks joined the El Paso Police Department where he dueled with speeders for 22 years from the back of Kawasakis and Harley-Davidsons before retiring last May.
What were his favorite hiding places? (MORE: Seattle Police Give Smokers a Guide to Washington’s New Marijuana Law)