Statistics tell us that a person who drives while reading or sending text messages is 23 more likely to cause or be involved in a crash than other nondistracted drivers. Typically a crash happens, on average, within three seconds once a driver is distracted.
A young woman in Fayetteville was hit by a vehicle in a crosswalk on the University of Arkansas campus a couple of days ago. Authorities cited the teen driver who hit the pedestrian with using a handheld device while driving. In an instant, lives are changed – forever. And this tragic accident was 100% avoidable.
Here are some reminders when you’re behind the wheel as to how we can do our parts on the roadways to keep others, and ourselves, safe: