June 2017 News Letter

DISTRACTED DRIVING

 

 Distracted driving is any activity that diverts your attention away from driving.

This includes  talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the radio, or navigation system.  The number one type of distracted driving is cell phone usage.  Almost everyone has seen a driver distracted by a cell phone, but when you are the one distracted you often don’t realize that driver is you. 

Many of Barber Trucking’s most recent accidents were related to distracted driving. Hook-up (seat belt), Hang-up (silence your texts), Heads-up (pay attention) 

Did you know:  Driving with yours eyes off the road for 5 seconds while texting at 55 mph is equivalent to traveling the length of a football field blindfolded. 

  In 2014 – 3179 people were killed by distracted driving   In 2015 – 3477 people were killed by distracted driving 

Please come home safely to your family