April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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Real Estate Agent with Kwee Huset Realty

 

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

 

Distracted driving is an epidemic in the United State, joining alcohol and speeding as a leading factor in fatal and serious injury crashes. Thousands die senselessly from distracted driving.

 

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Cell phone use is a factor in nearly 1 in 4 crashes at any times. 9% of drivers are on cells, making them 4 times as likely to crash.

It is the conversation not the device that is dangerous. Texting has become a popular communication American teens send and receive an average of 3,300 text messages a month.

Texting causes drivers to look away from the road for 4.6 seconds at 55mph the vehicle travels the length of an entire football field while the driver is not looking.

No cell phone conversation or text is worth a life. I took the pledge today, hope you do too!

Source:ELC Parish Nurse, Bev Granger, RN

 

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

 

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Comments (12)

Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital
Kwee, since Realtors are among the major offenders, this is a great reminder. There are so many safety posts by agents who are afraid of holding Open Houses because a murderer might come in. But they think nothing of talking on their phones on the way to or from a showing. Go figure.
Apr 28, 2012 01:36 AM
Leslie G. Rojohn
MoonDancer Realty - Sylva, NC
GRI, ABR ~ MoonDancer Realty

I do get the texting thing, but for the life of me I don't get how talking on a cell phone is any different than talking to someone in the car with you, or listening to the radio.

Apr 28, 2012 01:39 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
Great. Post Kwee. I don't want to talk while I'm driving or text. The conversation takes your mind away from the road. I will suggest this when I get home. The iPhone doesn't show me that.
Apr 28, 2012 01:39 AM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Pat, we all have our own fear and forgot about the road safety.

Apr 28, 2012 01:42 AM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Leslie,  texting causes driver to look away from the road. While talking to some one in the car with you, you are looking at the road.   

Apr 28, 2012 01:46 AM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Toni, you are smart to care about road safety and to avoid accident.

Apr 28, 2012 01:48 AM
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

This is such an important message and reminder, Kwee ... thanks for sharing!  I can't count how many times I've almost been hit (walking and driving) by a distracted driver.  And, while texting and driving, a driver traveling 55 mph is looking away from the road the same distance as the length of an entire football field??  That is just too frightening!

Apr 28, 2012 02:29 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thanks for the reminder Kwee.  Unfortunately every month should be Distracted Driver Awareness month.  Texting while driving should never be an option.  There are already so many distractions out there.  If you need to text something you need to pull over and do it.

Apr 28, 2012 03:44 AM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Kwee, I have 3 children all just learning to drive in the past 3 years....I tell them all the time don't text and drive. Thankfully they do put their phone out of reach when they drive and wont answer it. Thanks for the reminder.

Apr 28, 2012 11:06 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey, Kwee!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  So welcome to Active Rain, and have a great week.

Apr 29, 2012 03:27 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Kwee,  Amazing how often I see a driver texting away while driving !  Great reminder !

Apr 29, 2012 05:12 AM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Ellen, your children are smart, they listen to your advice. 

Apr 29, 2012 10:49 PM