Distracted driving, the leading cause of fatal accidents
Global Road Safety
There are many reasons for accidents on the road but distractions are the cause of the most fatal accidents.
It has already been proven that the biggest distraction while driving is related to the use of mobile phones.
You may have wondered why the car in front of you changed its driving behavior. Then when you overtake it, you can see the driver talking on the phone. Constant speed has been lost and you may have noticed that this driver, now on the phone and driving, is not respecting safety distances.
Did you know that?
- After 90 seconds talking on the phone, even with a hands-free system, a driver ignores 40% of signals and their average speed decreases by 12%.
- After a call, heart rate accelerates and it takes longer to react to a road situation.
- When texting and driving, the time spent with the eyes off the road increases by 400%.
- The danger of using a mobile phone at the wheel, whether to make a call, send an SMS, watch a video, interact on social media or read emails, can already be compared to driving under the influence of alcohol.
We all need to work together to change unsafe behavior on the road!
- Road safety
- Drive safely
- Driving distractions
- Fatal accidents
- Driving behavior