Did you know every day in the United States more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes that involve a distracted driver?

Every hour more than 40 people are injured, and every day more than nine people die in crashes that involve distraction. Pedestrian distraction is also a major issue throughout New York City and New Jersey. Unfortunately, some people don’t even realize that they are distracted, until it’s too late.

Examples of activities that could compromise your ability to drive/walk safety:

  • Eating
  • Talking on the phone
  • Using your navigation
  • Listening to loud music
  • Looking for a street sign
  • Talking to a friend
  • Mentally cycling through your day or the day to come
  • Conversing with a passenger

While some of the items above may seem harmless, it is important to recognize how easily it is to become visually, manually, or cognitively distracted. Please don’t be part of the statistics- remain distraction free when behind the wheel and on foot.