Distracted Driving in West Virginia Can Cost You Your Life

Distracted driving is a growing epidemic. Are you or someone you know driving distracted? Do you know the dangers it imposes?

  • Texting
  • Talking on the phone, regardless if it’s a hands-free device
  • Eating and drinking
  • Grooming
  • Adjusting music devices, such as Ipods, the radio or a CD player
  • Reading
  • Using a navigation system

These are all instances of driving distracted. You put not only your life but other’s lives at at stake when you drive distracted. Here are 5 alarming statistics:

  1. 10% of drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the highest percentage of distracted drivers.
  2. At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010.
  3. Engaging in visual-manual subtasks (such as reaching for a phone, dialing and texting) associated with the use of hand-held phones and other portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times.
  4. Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded.
  5. A quarter of teens respond to a text message once or more every time they drive. Twenty percent of teens and 10 percent of parents admit that they have extended, multi-message text conversations while driving.


Unfortuneatley, being in a car accident is not a matter of if, but a matter of when. Even if you are doing everything right, someone else isn’t.

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  • Bridgeport
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  • Harrisville
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