FOCUS: Distracted Driving

What is distracted driving?

Distracted driving is any activity that can distract a driver from paying attention to traffic and adhering to the rules of the road.

  • Talking on a hands-free device
  • Talking on a hand-held device
  • Passenger distractions
  • Manually operating an electronic device such as adjusting the radio, texting, etc.
  • Other distractions inside the vehicle such as eating, drinking, etc.
  • Outside the vehicle distractions

Statistics according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

  • 3,477 people killed in 2015
  • 391,00 people injured in 2015
  • 2.2% of drivers are text messaging or visibly manipulating handheld devices
  • 3.8% of drivers are holding phones to their ears while driving
  • 0.6% of drivers are speaking with visible headsets on while driving
  • Cell phone use is highest among 16-24 years old

Stay Focused, Marana

Be safe and save lives by never texting or talking on the phone while driving.

Even passengers can help. Speak up if the driver in the vehicle is distracted.

Encourage drivers to drive distraction-free

Pull over to a safe area to make a call, or ask a passenger to make the call for you. 

Organize your things before driving and avoid multitasking. Have your passengers help you with non-driving related tasks.