Stay Safe On The Road: The Distracted Driver Quiz
Today we want you to hit the road with safety, and part of this means knowing the facts and figures behind distracted driving. Are you worried you might be a distracted driver? Take this quiz and find out!
Question #1: What Are The Main Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents?
So the good news is that you can chat with your shotgun rider all you want. But try to steer clear of all the other distractions.
Do your make-up before you leave the house, don’t look at your phone no matter how hilarious that meme is, and stop somewhere to eat, you don’t want ketchup all over your Honda Civic, Toyota Avalon, Peugeot 208 or whatever car you drive anyway.
Question #2: Which US State Allows Cell Phone Use While Driving?
Florida currently has no ban on cell phone use while driving, and is one of the few that do!
According to the NCSL:
- Hand-held Cell Phone Use: 20 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving.
- All Cell Phone: No state bans all cell phone use for all drivers, but 38 states and D.C. ban all cell phone use by novice or teen drivers, and 21 states and D.C. prohibit any cell phone use for school bus drivers.
- Text Messaging: 48 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands ban text messaging for all drivers.
- Missouri prohibits text messaging by novice or teen drivers.
Question #3: If You’re Using a Hand-held Device, How Much More Likely Are You To Be In A Car Accident?
The shocking truth- you are 4x more likely to get in a car accident when using a hand-held device.
These statists come from the World Health Organization. It is so important to stay safe on the road and not use your cell phone! Remember that your life is precious.
Question #4: Is It True That If You Use A Headset While Driving You’re No Longer At Risk For Distracted Driving Accidents?
The answer: False
According to this case study by the national safety Council “ drivers using cell phones look but fail to see up to 50 percent of the information in their driving environment.”
Question #5: Which Group Of Drivers Has The Highest Percentage Of Fatal Car Crashes Due to Cell Phone Use?
The answer to this question is teenagers!
According to Distraction.gov teens are considered the most distracted of all drivers. Maybe it’s all those growing pains. In fact, 16% of all drivers under 20 years old get in car accidents because they were distracted.
Question #6: What Factors Are Considered To Be Distracted Driving?
Anything could distract you. Maybe you are thinking too much about a family problem, or you are texting and calling people on the phone. Either way, it is important to stick to the task at hand and focus on the road ahead, nothing is worth your life. We don’t want a call for a tow of a completely destroyed vehicle that caused loss of life.
We hope you enjoyed this Distracted Driver Quiz! Remember the safety of your life is most important, but if you do find yourself in a car accident give Geyers Towing a call. We’ll be there for you through it all with 24/7 support.