Although they include activities such as talking, eating or adjusting radios or navigation devices among distracted driving, NHTSA researchers classified texting as the most alarming distraction. "However, texting while driving is a unsafe gamble that could have deadly consequences".
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In Texas, the total number of crashes caused by distracted driving increased when comparing 2015 to 2016 data.
Preliminary 2017 data shows almost 22,000 drivers were involved in distracted-driving collisions in California, a decline from the more than 33,000 drivers involved in distracted-driving collisions in 2007, the last full year before the hands-free law went into effect.
Roughly 49 percent said they have recently talked on a handheld phone while driving.
The State Patrol says they want to educate those people who would never think of drinking and driving but put themselves and others at risk by texting behind the wheel.
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Halpin said that there will be no warnings issued to distracted drivers. That law restricts hands-free use to a single touch.
"Our roads can be a unsafe place, which means we all have to take great care", she said. Studies have shown that primary enforcement of seat-belt laws and an increase in penalties have led to an increase in usage. The campaign is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"We LOST 3,600 students to texting and driving", Tanssen said.
The number of distracted driving crashes has gone up each of the past six years.
These materials are distributed via its partner agencies and law enforcement in schools and at community events. "Through this latest initiative, AAA Texas is committed to changing attitudes and behaviors surrounding the deadly problem of distracted driving, and we will continue this effort for years to come". "Through the Safe Communities Coalition, we prioritize awareness campaigns and other interventions to ensure the health and safety of all Lorain County residents".