There is no distracted driving lane

What is distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is anything that takes your attention away from operating your vehicle.


Texting while driving
Eating while driving

FACT

Distracted driving increases the chance of a crash.

STATS

In Minnesota, distracted driving contributes to an average of 46 deaths and 209 life-changing injuries a year.

 

 

Three types of distractions:

Visual - eyes are off the road

Manual - hands are off the steering wheel

Cognitive - mind is elsewhere

Texting while driving includes all three distractions (Visual, Manual and Cognitive), which is why the chance of a crash increases by 23 times.*
* Virginia Tech Technical Institute / USDOT Study, August 2009



 

 

Common distractions include:

Sending a text message

Talking on a cell phone

Adjusting music and other controls

Using a navigation system

Eating while driving

Interruption by passengers


Where are your eyes?

Where are your hands?

Where is your mind?