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Distracted Driving

A person driving a car while using a mobile device

Distracted Driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving.

Why It Matters:

Practicing engaged driving shows that you care about your own safety as well as the safety of your family, friends, and community. Give driving your full attention.

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3,142 people killed
in 2021 in the U.S. because of distracted driving
SOURCE for distracted driving statistic from the N.H.T.S.A.

What can you do?

  • Put your cell phone away, out of sight and out of reach.
  • Program your phone to send auto-responses that tell your friends and family you are driving and not able to answer the phone.
  • Stay focused on your driving and what’s ahead of you.
  • Be aware of other motorists around you.
  • Pre-program your GPS, or plan your route before leaving.
  • Choose your podcast or playlist ahead of time.
  • Eat your snacks before leaving the house, or take a break during a long journey to have a meal.

Learn more ways to avoid becoming a distracted driver

Drive Well Vermont*** October 26, 2022