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Distracted Driving: A Deadly Epidemic with a Simple Solution

Published on May 20, 2011 at 3:35 pm in Uncategorized.

Of late it seems we are representing more and more citizens of Arkansas who are injured by distracted driving. Distracted driving is defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation as any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and increases the risk of crashing. A comprehensive list of distracting activities can be found on the website distraction.gov. https://www.distraction.gov/stats-and-facts/#what

In August 2009, McMath Woods P.A. launched the Campaign for Arkansas Road Safety (C.A.R.S.). Three of the core initiatives of the C.A.R.S. program are 1) informing the citizens of Arkansas that texting while driving is illegal for drivers of all ages, 2) it is illegal for drivers under age 18 to talk on the phone while driving, and 3) drivers ages 18 to 21 can only use hands free wireless phones while driving.

One solution to distracted driving is a very simple: Put your phone down while driving. McMath Wood P.A. encourages you to put down your phone today while driving and make the roads of Arkansas safer for all.

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