Distracted driving NHTSA

No. 9, Distracted driving

If you’re driving, don’t read this.

Distracted driving, typically involving a cell phone or other device, is a national epidemic that has surpassed drunk driving in its tragic pervasiveness—and deadliness. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 3,450 people were killed in 2016 because of distracted driving—and 391,000 more were injured.

So, given how much time truck drivers spend on the road every day, it’s no surprise distracted driving was one of the most important issues to Bulk Transporter readers in 2018, and will continue to be in the New Year.

Here are a few of the most-visited stories on the topic this year:

Distracted driving a lethal epidemic on US roadways

NTTC hopes new campaign helps change social acceptance, state laws in same way MADD did with drunk driving

Sonim, eBrake partnering against distracted driving

 

 

 

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