Distracted Driving Science Project

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My science project is how distractions impact the driver and their driving. Distracted driving is a big part of accidents on the road. When you are driving it takes all your focus, but when you text or talk on the phone you are transferring your focus onto something not important at all. Many accidents are caused from having no focus on the road or the cars around you. Several things may be classified as distracted driving. A driving distraction is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. The most common distractions are texting and talking on a handheld cell phone. Other distractions that many people do not know of or don’t…show more content…
An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver; this was nine percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011. All of these statistics are from the Government website “Distraction Distracted drivers can cause a life changing event, in a matter of seconds. In those seconds of your being off the road you could you could have hit a child or a car, causing serious injuries or even death. Talking on a phone while driving means that you are six times more likely to get in an accident. When texting the risks increase by 24 times. So when you’re talking or texting on the phone you are virtually blindfolded because you're focusing on something other than the road. When you talk, text, eat or do your make-up your own driving is affected. When you’re not paying attention to the steering wheel and many other key things when driving your own driving is impacted. You start to swerve in and out, or speed up or slow down with you not focusing on the gas pedal or brakes. With the driver driving out of control, others around you start to drive wonky trying to avoid you. Therefore them focusing on you more than the road ahead of them, which means that, they could

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