A father is driving with his three children in the back seat. His left hand is firmly on the steering wheel while his right hand is gripping a beer bottle.
Shocking, right? But would you be as shocked if the same man was holding a phone instead?
Distracted driving can be as devastating as driving under the influence. That’s the message of the AAA Don’t Drive Intexticated campaign. The above scenario plays out in a video made for the campaign.
Think of these statistics the next time you reach for the phone while driving, and click here for a look at how distracted driving can impact your daily commute.
Sources: AAA, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
What do you do to avoid distractions when you’re behind the wheel? Share your tips in the comments.
For more on AAA’s campaign to curb distracted driving, visit AAA.com/DistractedDriving.