Distracted Driving is a Primary Focus
“If only I had turned my phone off.” No Regrets When You DRIVE WITH CARE and STOP Distracted Driving
Distracted driving occurs when drivers divert their attention away from the task of driving to focus on another activity. Distracting tasks can affect drivers in different ways. The three types are: manual, visual and cognitive. The Florida crash report allows officers to report driver distraction in the following categories: distracted by electronic communication devices, other electronic devices, other distraction inside the vehicle, external distraction, texting or general inattentiveness.
Prevent serious regrets by stopping cell phone usage when driving. No texting. No checking emails. No logging onto any of your social media or other apps. Eliminating distractions means to stop using all electronic devices not related to driving your vehicle, reducing the noise level, no eating or drinking while driving, stop all other activities and focus on road.
Be a Community Traffic Safety Team “Virtual Volunteer”. Share these distracted driving reminders on your social media accounts. Don’t forget to tag us! @trafficsafetyteam on Facebook and Instagram or @trafficsafetyfl on Twitter and Pinterest.
“Distracted Driving is No Laughing Matter” with an emoji video and sticker sheet has additional key safety messages targeted towards teens and young drivers.
Distracted driving safety bookmarks are distributed to libraries throughout our community with safety tips for drivers. Drivers are a primary target of our distracted driving safety messages. The bookmarks remind drivers to “FOCUS on DRIVING!” They also include traffic safety tips and laws.