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New Studies Show Distracted Driving Even Deadlier

We have all seen the distracted driver that swerves into another lane or almost rear-ends someone because they’re on their phone. You may have even been that person at one time or another.

Awareness for distracted driving has seriously increased over the last few years due the significant problems it has created on roads across America. Despite the focus on this topic, new studies show that a shocking number of these cases go under-reported. The under-reporting makes the issue seem much less significant than it really is. It also hinders measures for tougher laws on distracted driving.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lists more than 32,000 traffic deaths in 2011, but only 385 involve cell phones. National Safety Council, an advocacy group for distracted driving awareness, believes under-reporting happens because if a driver, passenger or witness doesn’t mention a cell phone was involved, then officers have no reason to investigate that possibility.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is working to improve the distracted driving data.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking these statistics don’t apply to you. Studies show that at any given time of the day or night, over 800,000 vehicles are driven by someone using a cell phone.

Protect yourself and other drivers in Wichita and turn off the cell phone. Help end distracted driving and save lives.

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