THERE ARE THREE MAIN TYPES OF DISTRACTION:
- Visual: taking your eyes off the road.
- Manual: taking your hands off the wheel.
- Cognitive: taking your mind off of driving.
Texting while driving is especially dangerous because it combines all three types of distraction.
- 52% of 16 – 18 year olds report they’ve read or sent a text while driving in the past 30 days.
*Source: AAA Foundation Traffic Safety Culture Index Report – 2017
According to a AAA poll, 21 percent of teen drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted by their cell phones.
*Source: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety