Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is the leading cause of motor vehicle collisions on our roads today, far surpassing even drunk driving.

The problem with distracted driving is that most of the time, it feels like no big deal. Everyone KNOWS driving drunk is stupid and reckless. Everyone KNOWS that driving way too fast is dangerous. Everyone KNOWS that driving when you’re really tired or under the influence of many prescription or non-prescription drugs poses a danger. Of course, we also KNOW that looking away from the road is dangerous, but we seem to think that a couple seconds doesn’t matter. Ask anyone if they think it’s safe to drive while reading a book and they’ll call you crazy. But send someone a text message that takes 2 seconds to look at? If they’re driving, there is a good chance they’ll have a peek.

We seem to think 2 seconds doesn’t matter, but the reality is that a lot can happen in that time. When you’re driving, every second matters. Check out the video below to see just how much can happen in 2 seconds.