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"I see people eating while driving almost every day. What we've learned is that this type of distraction is nearly as dangerous as talking or texting on your phone," said
- Drivers with food or drink distractions are 3.6 times more likely to be involved in a collision than drivers who do not eat and drink while driving.
- Drivers using a hands-free device are 4.6 times more likely to be involved in a collision than drivers who did not use their hands-free device.
- Drivers with smartphone or tablet distraction are 4.7 times more likely to be involved in a collision than drivers who did not use their cellular handheld device.
These numbers should be enough to convince even the savviest of drivers that there is a compelling reason to avoid distractions while behind the wheel. During National Safety Month, we can all make a commitment to resist the temptation of eating or drinking while driving – it can save a life.
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