Distracted driving endangers drivers, passengers, and pedestrians alike. Distracted driving is a common occurrence in Mississippi with three quarters of current adult drivers reporting they have talked on a cell phone while driving and one-third admitting they have read, written, or sent a text message while driving. (Centers for MS Healthy Policy Brief, 2010)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 10% of fatal accidents and 17% of injuries in accidents involved distracted drivers in 2011, and distracted driving was responsible for 3,331 deaths.
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Nearly 80% of all crashes and 65% of all near-crashes involved driver distraction during the last 3 seconds before the incident.
|Resources for Employers||https://www.nsc.org/road-safety/tools-resources/safe-driving-toolkit|
|Ending Distracted Driving||https://www.nsc.org/road-safety/safety-topics/distracted-driving|
|Texting and Driving: The Toll||https://www.nhtsa.gov/campaign/distracted-driving|
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