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TRAFFIC SAFETY DISTRACTED DRIVING

Disconnect & Drive

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently completed research that indicates mental distraction alone dangerously affects drivers behind the wheel. The research also shows that hands-free features, increasingly common in new vehicles, are among the most distracting. Just because a drivers’ eyes are on the road and hands are on the wheel doesn’t mean that they’re safely focused on driving.

Distractions were responsible for vehicle crashes leading to 3,179 deaths and 431,000 injuries in 2014, according to the most recent data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

Free Disconnect and Drive bumper magnets are available at AAA Car Care centers and AAA Travel offices, or make a request by contacting Traffic Safety here.