Distracted Driving, Auto Insurance, Safe Driving, Kalamazoo

Right now, at this very moment, there are approximately 660,000 drivers using their smartphones on the road.
They’re texting. Talking. Typing. And tuning.
But mostly… they’re distracted.
What is distracted driving?
Have you ever arrived at your destination and couldn’t remember how you got there? Or how you got there so fast?
Have you ever missed a turn or an exit on one of your regular routes?
Have you ever had to quickly slam on the brakes, because something was suddenly in front of you?
If so, you’ve probably been guilty of distracted driving, which is anything that takes your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or mind off the drive.
Who’s driving distracted?
Not surprisingly, the most inexperienced drivers are the most frequent offenders. In fact, 16 percent of all distracted driving crashes involve drivers who are under the age of 20. Additionally, 10 percent of drivers between the ages of 15 and 19 who were involved in fatal crashes were reportedly distracted.
Drivers in their 20s? They’re distracted, too. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, they make up 27 percent of the distracted drivers and 38 percent of the distracted drivers who were using phones in fatal crashes.
But, they’re not the only ones. Ultimately, people of all ages are driving distracted (even parents with kids in the car).
How can I be a better driver?
Source: Frankenmuth Insurance