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Driving While Distracted

distracted driving2Distracted driving has become the latest epidemic in the U.S. In 2013 3,154 people were killed and close to half a million were injured related to distracted driving! Drivers in their 20’s make up 27% of all distracted driving fatalities. Studies show that driving while distracted is equivalent to driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 = DUI!

At any given daylight moment approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving. This number has held steady since 2010.

Arbella Insurance has introduced a mobile classroom tour, Distractology 101, to help attack the problem of multitasking while driving. The 36-foot-long neon-yellow classroom is outfitted with state-of-the-art tech driving simulators that give new teen drivers a real life look at the potentially disastrous effects of distracted driving.

To view more about the tour go to:

Here is a short video, from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, regarding distracted driving