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GM offers info for Distract Driving Awareness Month

Techstination feature for Friday, April 14, 2023

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.       April is distracted driving awareness month.  Across the country, distracted drivers cause nearly 400 thousand injuries and 35 hundred deaths a year.   Look around and you’ll see the blame doesn’t lie just with teen drivers.    Dan Glaser,  a driver distraction investigator at GM …where they studied 35 hundred drivers to analyze what’s going on…tells us…

“Texting increases crash risk by a factor of six.  This might surprise you.  Reaching around in the vehicle to try to grab for something where your eyes are really low and you’re not looking forward… that can increase your crash risk by nine times.”

Glaser says we tend to be better drivers…when we have children in the back seat…due to our protective instincts.   He suggests trying to have that mindset…whenever we get behind the wheel.

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