From 2010 – 2019 a total of 40,946 crashes were caused by distracted driving. These distractions lead to 14,018 injuries and 119 fatalities in Nebraska alone. That’s an increase of over 30%!
- The Cell Phone. Sending/Reading a text takes your eyes off the road for approximately 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that is like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed.
- What About Hands-Free? Driving hands-free, we have a 37% reduction in depth perception, spatial awareness and 10% reduction in reaction time. Driving Hands-Free is Not Risk Free. Allowing employees to conduct business on hands-free devices while driving is to invite a 4x increased likelihood of a crash. The risks are even higher when a driver is texting and emailing.
- So Many Distractions. Distracted driving is the act of driving while engaged in any task that takes your focus off the road – texting, talking on the phone, watching videos, reading, even passengers can be a distraction. Distracting tasks can affect drivers in different ways and can be categorized as visual, manual, and cognitive distraction.
The Law prohibits the use of handheld wireless devices to read, write, or send communication while operating a motor vehicle.
$200 First Offense, $300 Second Offense, $500 for subsequent Offenses + 3 points against Drivers License