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Distracted driving adds to growing risks on the road

May 10, 2017

Statistics show the dangers of distraction and the need for greater driver awareness.

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1. National Safety Council. “Motor Vehicle Deaths in 2016 Estimated to be Highest in Nine Years.” 15 February 2017. NSC Accessed 13 April 2017.
2. Ibid.
3. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Distracted Driving home page. Accessed 13 April 2017.
4. Ibid.
5. National Safety Council. “Motor Vehicle Deaths in 2016 Estimated to be Highest in Nine Years.”
6. Ibid.
7. National Safety Council video. Published 16 February 2017.
8. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Distracted Driving flyer. 2012.
9. National Safety Council. Annual Estimate of Cell Phone Crashes 2013. Published 2015.
10. National Safety Council. Driver Safety Public Opinion Poll. February 2017.
11. National Safety Council. “Understanding the Distracted Brain: Why Driving While Using Hands-Free Cell Phones is Risky Behavior.” April 2012.

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