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Harrison Auto Insurance: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Harrison Auto Insurance April is Distracted Driving Awareness MonthHarrison Auto Insurance: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Westchester County  has declared April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Across the United States, ff concerned parents, states, organizations, and driving safety advocates are calling for increased awareness on the dangers of distracted driving and its potentially lethal consequences.

Distracted driving is defined by AAA as “the act of operating a vehicle without your full attention focused on the driving task.” Multitasking is a skill many admire. But on the road, it can be deadly. Nationwide, distracted driving is estimated to be responsible for nearly 400,000 injuries and over 3,000 deaths per year. And it’s happening to a huge number of teenagers. Forty percent of all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger. Drivers face hundreds of distractions on the road each day.

Passing billboards, other cars, pedestrians, animals, the view outside their window. There are also distractions inside the car, such as other passengers, music, smartphones, entertainment systems, and food and drinks. Driving distractions fall into three categories- visual distractions, manual distractions, and cognitive or mental distractions.

Cell phone use is by far one of the most dangerous because it involves all three categories; it visually requires you take your eyes away from the road, you have to hold it to type or talk, taking your hands off the wheel, and you must mentally focus on what you’re typing or saying, taking your cognitive attention away from the road.

You and your vehicles deserve quality coverage from a responsive, community-based agency that always goes beyond just the policy. We invite you to request a courtesy quote by calling (888) 639-4560, or if you prefer email us or return the form on this page for more information about our Westchester County Insurance including Harrison car insurance.

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