To get a better understanding of the Dangers of Distracted Driving, we can use a phrase associated with security and security driving – “The Kill Zone.” Although the term Kill Zone is used by the security community, it can also describe any scenario that creates an emergency for the driver and passengers. Not looking where you are going for 2 to 3 seconds falls into that category. But no matter what the scenario is, a Kill Zone is a time-distance relationship. How much time do you have, and how close is the problem (distance)?
Putting the impact of distracted driving in perspective, it has been estimated that a person who takes their eyes off the road for an average of five seconds is like covering the more than the length of a football field (404 feet) while driving 55 mph blindfolded. Even a 20% reduction in preventable accidents would represent a significant impact on the nearly $35 billion annual costs. – Advanced Decision Support for Public Safety
The best way to end distracted driving is through education, and that is the goal of this publication to educate the reader about the Dangers of Distracted Driving.