Distracted driving significantly increases your chances of getting into an accident. According to the CDC, 8 people are killed and 1,161 people are injured every day as a result of a distracted driver. Distracted driving has taken such a toll on people that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
The everyday things are distracting. This might include eating, putting on makeup, tuning in the radio, texting, and other activities which would normally be safe. When behind the wheel, though, those things turn from being benign to being potentially deadly. It takes only a moment of distraction to cause an accident, and it can happen to anyone on the road.
Take this story from Fox 5 Atlanta. Before the accident, Pierre St. Brice was a normal teenager. He would take selfies, play football, and do other normal teenager things. Then, the unimaginable. He was hit by a distracted driver and paralyzed from the chest down. He went from learning how to defend against the pass rush to learning how to navigate with a wheelchair.
Stories about St. Brice are everywhere. Just a single moment of distraction leading to tragedy. “The minute you start texting, you stop driving. You are not paying attention to the car,” said Harris Blackwood, Director of the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
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