Distracted driving occurs any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off your primary task – driving safely. Talking on the phone, texting, or any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.
If it’s so risky, why do people do it?
- Some don’t realize the danger.
- Others simply ignore it.
- Some feel it’s necessary to stay connected with family and friends.
- Others feel “it will never happen to me,” infallibility.
The solution is simple: stop driving distracted, and adopt a zero tolerance policy.
Note: Texting was once a secondary offense. You could not be stopped except for some other offense. That is no longer the case. It’s now a primary offense. You can be stopped.
New Law: Move over for emergency vehicles.
On parkways, interstates and other controlled access highways with multiple lanes, you must move over, out of the lane immediately adjacent to any emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle.
Submitted by David W. Teloh, safety director