AAA Foundation releases new study against distracted driving


There’s no doubt that there are serious risks that come from driving distracted. Federal estimates show that driving distracted accounts for 16 percent of fatal crashes. Earlier this month, the AAA Foundation released a report about distracted driving and what precautions drivers and their passengers can take while on the road. The report explains that teenage drivers are some of the most inattentive and are distracted almost 25 percent of the time. The most common distractions include texting, checking emails and downloading music. Accidents are most common during rush hour in both the morning and afternoon. The AAA Foundation hopes that this report will show how mental and physical distractions impair drivers and the publicity will show just how dangerous it can be.


Tune in at 7 p.m. to MockShow FiveSeventy to learn more about the AAA Foundation’s efforts and what Athens-Clarke County is doing to prevent distracted driving.

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