Sometimes driving can feel like riding a bike: you just do it without having to think. However, this attitude can easily lead to you not giving your full attention to the road. Distracted driving is just as dangerous as driving while drunk or drowsy. The Governors Highway Safety Association revealed that distracted driving was responsible for at least 10 percent of fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2014.
Drunk drivers aren't the only dangers on the road. Distracted drivers are a major threat to motorists. According to the U.S. Department of Transporting, in 2014 distracted drivers were responsible for 10 percent of all fatal car accidents and 18 percent of all accidents resulting in injury. When head out on Green Bay roadways this summer, are you prepared? Find out who is doing it and what you can do to stay safe.
Just how bad is the distracted driving situation in Wisconsin? Bad. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 1 in 4 accidents in the state are due to distracted driving. This amounts to one distracted driving accident every 20 minutes.