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#DecideToDrive and Fight Distracted Driving

#DecideToDrive #CleverGirls - Fight Distracted Driving

This post was sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ “Decide to Drive”distracted driving awareness program, in partnership with the Auto Alliance, to remind you to always “decide to drive.” More info at DecideToDrive.org.

What is distracted driving?

Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety.

What are drivers doing?

Drivers snack, primp, make calls and text while driving. They program their navigation systems, read maps… I’ve even seen people reading books or the newspaper in traffic. Really? Yikes! Even something as simple as adjusting the radio takes a drivers eye off the road.

#DecideToDrive #CleverGirls - Fight Distracted Driving

Do not do any of these activities while driving.

What are drivers missing?

Consider what drivers might be missing when distracted? A child running after a ball, a girl riding a bike, a stop sign. The outcome of missing any one of these things can be disastrous to those both inside and outside the vehicle.

#DecideToDrive #CleverGirls - Fight Distracted Driving

There are so many things a driver can miss when they are distracted.

Consider the consequences of distracted driving

If a driver causes an accident while distracted, consider the ramifications. One could take away amazing moments like these from a family. The next time you might be having distracted behaviors behind the wheel, remember the moments in your life that you would not want anyone to take away from you.

#DecideToDrive #CleverGirls - Fight Distracted Driving

The best way to end distracted driving is to educate others about the dangers it can create. Spread the word. Tell your friends and family to think about their behaviors behind the wheel.

Do you know someone who is a dangerous driver but you’re too afraid to tell them? Send him or her the “Wreck-less Checklist” anonymously through DecideToDrive.org. Your friends will know someone who cares about them thinks they might need it but the email will come directly from Decide to Drive.

Best Safety Features

A Cars Best Safety Feature is THE DRIVER! Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel and #DecideToDrive!

#DecideToDrive #CleverGirls - Fight Distracted Driving

Get involved with this great cause. Share it on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Keep up with other great posts by using the #DecideToDrive hashtag too.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Krissy

Wednesday 14th of May 2014

My son recently said "MOM! Don't text and drive, 'member that commercial? You could DIE" I never realized what I was doing, just reading a text, or looking down to see what the 'beep' was on my phone. I've made it my priority to pay closer attention to my driving. (though I may check that beep or text when I'm at a stop light!) I notice soo many people literally NOT looking at the road, going across double yellow lines, almost hitting people because of being distracted. It's definitely great to remember the IMPORTANT stuff, like what could happen because your too impatient to wait to check your phone. Thanks for the reminder!

katherine

Monday 12th of May 2014

Awesome post! We all need to remember this

Still Blonde after all these YEARS

Monday 12th of May 2014

Great post and wonderful graphics to illustrate a super important message.

Cristi Comes

Monday 12th of May 2014

Thank you so much for this great reminder. I am so terrible sometimes at focusing, really anywhere but with driving its so hard. This is a great campaign. I'm glad you're promoting it. Very important

Lydia

Monday 12th of May 2014

These are such great reminders. If only everyone (including this guilty gal) would adhere to it, I think there'd be such an improvement in the numbers of accidents, etc. Thanks for sharing!

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